The Boston Free Speech rally on Saturday has raised fears last weekend's white supremacist march on Charlottesville — and the ensuing violence — will play out in the Massachusetts capital, too. Groups of counter-protesters have gathered under a Fight Supremacy demonstration, including Antifa members, Black Lives Matter activists, and anti-racists across the board. But what does Fight Supremacy want, and what are their goals of the counter-protest?
On Saturday, thousands of counter-protesters gathered ahead of a Free Speech Rally in Boston. Many of those attending the Fight Supremacy counter-protest feared the "free speech" rally would incite white supremacist violence similar to what broke out in Charlottesville last weekend. Throughout the morning, anti-racist activists from Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other leftist groups congregated in the Boston Common, far outnumbering those attending the white supremacist rally.
On Saturday, thousands of counter-protesters gathered on the Boston Common in preparation for a "Free Speech" rally scheduled by white supremacists. Refreshingly, photos of the resistance in Boston this weekend paint a more hopeful picture than it could have, with anti-racist protesters far outnumbering the white supremacists.
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