Fifteen thousand ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter “anti-fascist protesters” marched through the streets of Boston in protest against right-wing activists hosting a ‘free speech’ rally on Saturday. Some of the counter-protesters clashed with police after the largely peaceful march through the city that ended when the handful of activists who attended the free speech rally left.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Funny thing. Today a couple hundred KKK/Neo-Nazis showed up in Boston with a permit to hold a rally. They were met by 15,000 members of the other hate groups known as ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter. In under an hour, both ANTIFA and BLM were being arrested for “menacing behaviour” against, not the KKK or the Neo-Nazis, but against the Boston police! They say they are “anti-fascist”, eh? They say they stand for “freedom for all”, eh? So why do they shoot cops in Texas? Why do they burn and loot minority-owned businesses?Is it “hate speech” for me to even be asking these questions? CNN says it is.
President Trump was quick to respond to the demonstration, unlike his response to Charlottesville last week, and tweeted out: ‘Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.’
Out of the thousands in attendance, around 20 were arrested following members of the Black Lives Matter movement gathering at the Common, where a Confederate flag was burned and some pounded on the sides of a police vehicle.
Protesters and police clash in Boston
The city mayor had pleaded for counter-protesters to stay away, saying their presence would draw more attention to the far-right activists and could result in violence.
However, opponents of the right-wing took over the event, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism, in order to stand against what they thought could have turned into a platform for racist propaganda.
The small right-wing group huddled in a circle at the park as barricades fenced them off from the thousands upon thousands of counter-protesters who came to drown out their event.
Around an hour after the rally’s start time of noon, the few dozen who came for the free speech event left their enclosed area as police helped escort the planned speakers from the park.
Although the event was cut short and the anti-fascist protesters greatly outnumbered the right-wing attendees, some counter-protesters squared off against riot police, following the outrage of the tragic events in Virginia. source