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A Milwaukee Black Lives Matter activist said the Christmas parade attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, appears to signal a “revolution.”

“I don’t know. Now we’ll have to wait and see because they have someone who’s in custody. We’ll have to wait and see why this happened,” von Mayes said on Facebook Live on Monday. “But it seems possible that a revolution has begun in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade.”


Mays is a well-known activist in Milwaukee. He describes himself as a “Battle Rapper, Community Activist, Songwriter, Tattoo Artist, Militant”. twitter bio, which is accompanied by various hashtags including “#BlackLivesMatter,” “#BlackLoveMatters” and “#RBG.”

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“I said I wasn’t going to speak on any rumours. You’re repeating something that, you know, has come up. And I can tell you that the first person who reached out to me said they believed That’s to do with the verdict, and so I guessed from which side it would be, but I don’t know,” he added, referring to Kyle Rittenhouse’s non-guilty verdict in the video. The video was filmed at the scene of the parade attack.

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Mayes did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment on Twitter about what he meant by “revolution.” Black Lives Matter also did not respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment on Mayes’ Facebook Live video.

Rittenhouse was acquitted on Friday after a high-profile trial in connection with the fatal shootings of two people and the wounding of another during riots in Kenosha last summer. The riots took place in response to a white police officer shooting a black man, Jacob Blake, leaving him partially paralyzed.

Police did not reveal the motive behind Sunday night’s attack, in which five people were killed and 48 others were injured after a car passed by during a Christmas parade. The Kyle Rittenhouse trial has found no link between assault and a not guilty verdict. Officers arrested Darrell Brooks Jr. and charged him with five counts of first-degree intentional manslaughter.

Police and emergency responders gather after a vehicle plows during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, US, on November 21, 2021, injuring several people.  Scott Ash—Reuters via USA Today Network

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Although their motive is not clear, a Facebook account To relate to Brooks under one of his nicknames, “Mathboi Fly”, commented that he was “not 1 bit surprised” about Rittenhouse’s decision.

Brooks, 39, also has an extensive criminal record dating back to 1999, and was bailed twice in Wisconsin this year despite having an active sex offense warrant in Nevada.