Kyle Rittenhouse, the anti-containment protests in Europe and the disappearance of Peng Shuai

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted after shooting two men and injuring another during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. Megan Gibson in London and Ido Vock in Berlin are joined by Sarah Manavis in London to discuss what the case means for racial justice issues and gun rights.

Meanwhile, new restrictions aimed at curbing the increase in Covid-19 cases across Europe have led to violent protests. As Austria makes vaccinations mandatory and other EU countries are expected to follow suit, the team is examining what could be in store for Europe this winter.

Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks if China has underestimated the reaction to Peng Shuai’s disappearance.

If you have a question for the international team, send an email to [email protected]

Further reading:

Jeremy Cliffe on the fourth wave of Covid that crashes into Europe

Sarah Manavis on the disappearance of Peng Shuai

Jessie Lau explains why tennis star Peng Shuai’s #MeToo claim is such a threat to Chinese leaders

Louise Perry explains why the Kyle Rittenhouse case shows terrible things happen when the state is absent

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