Anti-Nazis Outnumber 'Free Speech' Protesters 10 to 1 in Boston Demonstrations

Boston officials ready for Saturday's 'free speech' rally, counterprotests

The right-wingers set to appear on Boston Common will be in the city during a counter-demonstration labeled "Fight White Supremacy" in which activists plan to march from the neighborhood of Roxbury to the Common, the LA Times reported.

One of the planned speakers for the "Free Speech Rally" said the event "fell apart" and the crowd cheered as police were seen removing flags and other items from the bandstand at Boston Common.

John Medlar, one of the group's organizers, told multiple media outlets the rally would not welcome white supremacists, and he has denounced racist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan.

Plans for the Boston rally, which organizers said was not about white supremacy or Confederate monuments, were almost scrapped following the violence in Charlottesville.

In a tweet from Boston police at 1:30 p.m. ET, the rally taking place in Boston Common was deemed "officially over".

Augustus Invictus, a notable conservative figure and planned speaker, reportedly encouraged people at May's free speech rally to arm themselves for a civil war.

A counterprotester confronts a professed supporter of President Donald Trump at a "Free Speech" rally by conservative activists at Boston Common on August 19, 2017, in Boston. "We believe in tolerance, unity, and equality, and urge everyone to stay safe and respect our City".

The counter protesters were galvanized by the horrors in Charlottesville, where an accused Hitler admirer, James Alex Fields, allegedly rammed a auto into a crowd of people protesting a rally that included white supremacists and Nazis there.

Walsh tweeted Saturday morning, asking the participants to remain peaceful.




The Associated Press estimated the counter protester crowd size at 15,000 people, according to ABC News.

"While we maintain that every individual is entitled to their freedom of speech - and defend that basic human right - we will not be offering our platform to racism or bigotry".

A coalition of mostly left-leaning groups and activists such as the Black Lives Matter movement organized Boston's counterprotest.

"This so-called free speech rally - some of the people speaking have said some very hurtful things about the Jewish community, about the African-American community, about a whole bunch of other communities".

Anything that can be used as a weapon, including backpacks and sticks, have been banned from the rally, WCVB-TV reported. "We will not stand for discrimination, racism and Nazis". "I mean, they might".

Commissioner William Evans says Saturday's events went off "as planned", with no one hurt or killed.

He also explained why he had to issue a permit for controversial conservative event.

Eastern time. Events are also scheduled in Atlanta and Dallas.

On Saturday, Trump on Twitter praised the Boston protesters.

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