Thousands of anti-fascist protesters gather in Boston to take on far-right ‘Free Speech’ rally amid fears of a repeat of Charlottesville violence

Saturday, August 19, 2017
By Paul Martin

A ‘Free Speech’ rally is scheduled to be held in Boston on Saturday afternoon
Far-right activists and counter-protesters are both expected to attend
Boston is arming the streets with 500 police officers to deter violence
The city mayor has warned counter-protesters to stay away from the event
A similar protest between alt-right groups and opponents injured dozens and left a woman dead in Charlottesville last week

19 August 2017

Far-right activists and leftist counter-protesters are preparing for a confrontation at a ‘Free Speech Rally’ in Boston on Saturday.

Organizers of the event have attempted to distance themselves from the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others who fomented violence in Charlottesville last week.

Dozens were hurt in brutal brawls between the opposing groups and a woman was killed when a white nationalist is accused of accelerating his car into a crowd.

The city mayor has 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 are expected to flock to the rally to stand against what they think could turn into a platform for racist propaganda.

Now, Boston is bracing itself for what could be a violent day with at least 500 police officers to man the streets to keep the peace between thousands of tense people.

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