Saturday's "Boston Free Speech" rally - which was ended early by police citing safety concerns - was largely peaceful, with about 15,000 counter-protesters drowning out speakers who addressed a small crowd at the Parkman Bandstand behind two layers of police barricades. But over a dozen people were arrested after counter-protesters flooded the streets around the Common after the rally's end, and there were several tense exchanges between ralliers and demonstrators.
An off-shoot of the counter-protest to the "Boston Free Speech" rally turned violent Saturday afternoon, when an argument about racism in American society escalated and a pro-rally man was struck in the head. The demonstration, which saw about 40,000 protesters chant, wave signs and play music as less than 30 ralliers gathered to hear from a list of speakers that included far-right activists and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, was largely peaceful.
Kyle Chapman, a right-wing nationalist scheduled to speak at tomorrow's "Free Speech" rally on Boston Common, has been charged with felony possession of a billy club in connection with clashes between antifascists and supporters of President Donald Trump in Berkeley, California earlier this year. Chapman became an alt-right meme and minor internet celebrity after he was caught on video beating left-wing demonstrators with a wooden pole, when a March 4 pro-Trump rally in Berkeley turned violent.
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