15:40 GMT29 October 2020
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    17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with fatally shooting three people during an anti-racism and anti-police protest in Wisconsin in August.

    The Kenosha shooter's lawyer, Lil Wood, has accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of falsely claiming his client is a "white supremacist".

    Wood posted on his Twitter on Wednesday that a legal complaint is being prepared for the former vice president demanding that Biden immediately retract his "false accusation" of "white supremacy" against Rittenhouse.

    ​Earlier in the day, Biden slammed Trump on social media for not opposing "white supremacists", attaching a video of the Kenosha shooting with Rittenhouse captured on the footage. 

    During a racially-charged protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse shot dead two protesters and seriously wounded a third. Rittenhouse said in an interview with the Daily Caller that he had arrived armed with a rifle to help locals protect their property from rioters. He surrendered to the authorities on the night after the incident.

    According to media reports, Rittenhouse's social media record indicated he is "extremely pro-police" and supports President Trump, but they failed to rate him as a "white supremacist" or any other type of radical.

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