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Black Lives Matter activist suggests Waukesha attack linked to Rittenhouse verdict: It sounds possible 'the revolution has started'

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Black Lives Matter activist Vaun Mayes suggested the Waukesha Christmas parade attack on Sunday might be linked to retaliation for the Kyle Rittenhouse case verdict.

Mayes speculated despite there being no evidence of a connection between the verdict and the attack. He arrived at the scene of the parade attack on Monday and addressed his audience on Facebook in a livestream video.

“I don’t know. Now we’ll have to wait and see because they do have somebody in custody. We may have to wait and see what they say about why this happened,” Mayes said. “But it sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade.”

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“I said I wasn’t going to speak on no rumors. Y'all are repeating some of the stuff that, you know, that has come up. And I can tell you that the initial person who reached out to me said that they believe that this has to do with the verdict, and so I made an assumption of which side it would be from, but I don’t know,” he added.

The suspect's intention has not been confirmed, and Mayes said he couldn't make specific claims.

Police arrested Darrell Brooks Jr. early Monday in connection with the parade attack. Brooks has a criminal history that includes several felony cases and misdemeanors.

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Brooks has also discussed political issues including Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted for killing George Floyd. He posted a picture of Chauvin to social media with a middle finger and the message, "ALWAYZ REMEMBER THIS B**** A** M* FACE!!"

Brooks reportedly wrote on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement and the Rittenhouse case.

 

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