Thousands protest against racism in Boston; 8 people were arrested

Black Lives Matter movement organized the counter protest

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English 19/08/2017 17:52 Agencies Actualizada 17:54
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Thousands of anti-racism activists protested on Saturday in Boston. Black Lives Matter movement organized the counter protest. It was a massive and bustling act of rejection of nationalists and white supremacists who a week ago organized a rally in Virginia that ended in violence and the death of an anti-racist activist.

At least eight anti-racist protesters were arrested today by the police who escorted members of the so-called "alternative right" who organized a rally "in defense of freedom of expression."

“No hate, no fear, Nazis are not welcome here,” they were chanting while marching. Some carried signs with messages such as "No Trump. No KKK. No racist USA" in repudiation of President Donald Trump and the white supremacist group Ku Klux Klan.

Dozens of Trump supporters, conservatives, libertarians, traditionalists, as well as members of the alternative right, who identify with economic nationalism and xenophobia, gathered the so-called "Freedom of Expression Meeting.”

In order to avoid altercations like the one occurred last week during a supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, in Virginia, the police decided to escort the rightists and to remove them from the zone in police vans.

The altercations occurred when anti-racist protesters approached the caravan of protected vehicles.


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