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Online Store Stops Selling Rittenhouse Family’s Merchandise

Company Tweeted That It Terminated Family's Account

Kyle Rittenhouse appears in court from jail via Zoom
In this screen grab from live stream video, Kyle Rittenhouse appears via video during a hearing at the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, Ill., on Sept. 25, 2020, in his case. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., is fighting his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges that could put him in prison for life. Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via AP

An online store has stopped selling merchandise supporting an Illinois teen accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a Wisconsin protest last summer.

Prosecutors have charged Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, with multiple counts in the August shootings in Kenosha. Rittenhouse maintains he fired in self-defense and some conservatives have praised him.

The Kenosha News reported that his family started selling “Free Kyle” merchandise through Printify last week, saying the money would go toward his legal defense.

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Printify tweeted that it has terminated the family’s account. The company says it doesn’t want to be associated with such a contentious case.

Kimberley Motley, an attorney for one of the men Rittenhouse shot, called the merchandise “disgusting.”

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