Girlfriend of Anthony Huber, man killed by Rittenhouse, speaks out on 2-year anniversary

NOW: Girlfriend of Anthony Huber, man killed by Rittenhouse, speaks out on 2-year anniversary

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two years ago, three men were shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha.

Two of those men, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, died, and Rittenhouse was tried and found not guilty of homicide. 

Rittenhouse's attorneys argued that this was a case of self-defense.

Anthony Huber's girlfriend is now speaking out about that tragic night.

"It's incredibly hurtful hearing some of the things that people say about us -- about Anthony," said Hannah Gittings, Huber's girlfriend. "Especially about his past -- meaning he deserved to die in the way that he did."

Hannah Gittings says she was with Anthony Huber all night during what she describes as a non-violent protest. She says Huber was one of the only three people who was brave enough to try and stop Rittenhouse, who was armed with a rifle.

She objects to the way Huber was characterized during the Rittenhouse trial.

"A certain judge and prosecutors, saying that Anthony was a violent criminal burning this city down and being destructive is just blatantly false. Anthony loved this city. He really loved this city. We were not participating in any kind of destruction or rioting or looting," she said.

Gittings says she has some sympathy for Kyle Rittenhouse but she also calls him part of a militia that created an environment where people were killed. 

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