Boston is gearing up for a tense day as right-wing rally attendees and counterprotesters descend upon a downtown park midday Saturday, with city officials determined to avoid a repeat of last week’s deadly events in Charlottesville, Va.Officials granted a permit for the “Boston Free Speech Rally” on Boston Common, but they also said they were prepared to shut it down to prevent chaos.
Boston officials will permit a rally organized by a right-wing group Saturday on a downtown public park, the Common, but with tight rules to try and prevent clashes between rallygoers and counterprotesters. The rules include: no weapons, nothing sharp, no shields, no cans or glass containers, no bats, clubs, flagpoles or even sticks attached to signs. The city is cordoning off streets, extra mindful of security after the terror...
After last weekend’s deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., statues and other memorials commemorating the Confederacy and its soldiers have been taken down from Baltimore to Hollywood, while calls for removals have been heard from Montana to Florida. Critics of Confederate memorials argue it is impossible to divorce them from the proslavery, secessionist cause to which they are connected. They also say the statues and...
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