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Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin: These protests have been predominately peaceful

Mark Ruffalo in 2020 discussed the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer and the ongoing protests and riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. "These protests have been predominately peaceful. We

don’t hear about that, you know? We only see the guys, like in Kenosha, Wisconsin, they made 170 arrests over those days of protests, and 120 of them were from out of town. And they were provocateurs, and they were trashing a town that they’re not even from. That was what broke my heart, because that’s not what I know about Kenosha, Wisconsin”.

"That community is also facing generations of racial injustice and inequality. But the news I was seeing coming out of there didn’t feel honest to me. It felt salacious, and of course they’re going to go for the worst things. And of course you have the 17-year-old with the AR-15 being called from out of state to come and be a vigilante and basically shoot people. All of this was heartbreaking, and I was honestly, Trevor, I was paralyzed. I didn’t know how to respond to it.”

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