Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum died in Kenosha Wisconsin at the hands of a deranged white supremacist who was only 17 years old.
Huber, 26, and Rosenbaum, 36, died on Tuesday night after they were fatally shot while protesting in Kenosha, according to friends and family.
Video from the scene that has since gone viral shows several protestors, including one carrying a skateboard, attempting to take down an armed man.
According to Huber’s girlfriend Hannah Gittings, the man with the skateboard in the video was her boyfriend.
“He was one of the most amazing people,” she said during a vigil on Wednesday night, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. “He had so much love in his heart for this city … he took down an armed gunman with nothing but his f — — - skateboard, and he took that f — — - bullet.”
Rosenbaum’s sister also spoke at the vigil, saying that her brother was originally from Waco, Texas, but stayed in Wisconsin to be close to his 2‑year-old daughter, The Chicago-Sun-Times reported. “He loved his daughter very much,” she said.
A GoFundMe was also created in Rosenbaum’s name, though his sister discouraged donors from contributing because family members “have expenses covered” and “don’t need a GoFundMe page.”(people.com, reported)
These two young white men gave their lives for a cause to which they did not need to. They were both white and male, two critical factors when it comes to the toxic white supremacist culture that pervades America.
Nevertheless, they braved being beaten by police, shot with rubber bullets, suffocated with gas, and in the end, they were killed by people the police gave water to and thanked for being there.
This is what is happening in America in 2020. This is what the world needs to see. these two heroes gave their lives for a cause greater than themselves. A cause greater than America itself, the cause of justice and equality.
This publication honors their sacrifice.