Thousands rally in Boston protesting far-right groups' 'free speech' rally [Photos]

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a 'free speech' rally featuring far-right speakers

FP Staff August 20, 2017 16:10:34 IST
Hundreds of police officers on Saturday in Boston tried to deter violence at a 'free speech' rally featuring far-right speakers. AP
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Hundreds of police officers on Saturday in Boston tried to deter violence at a 'free speech' rally featuring far-right speakers. AP
As many as 40,000 people took to the streets of Boston to protest against far-right 'free speech' rally which was organised a week after a woman was killed at Virginia white-supremacist demonstration. AP
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As many as 40,000 people took to the streets of Boston to protest against far-right 'free speech' rally which was organised a week after a woman was killed at Virginia white-supremacist demonstration. AP
Boston avoided a repeat of last weekend's bloody street battles in Charlottesville as the officials had spent a week planning security for the event. AP
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Boston avoided a repeat of last weekend's bloody street battles in Charlottesville as the officials had spent a week planning security for the event. AP
Counter protesters surrounded people leaving far right rally, shouting "shame" and "go home" and occasionally throwing plastic water bottles. AP
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Counter protesters surrounded people leaving far right rally, shouting "shame" and "go home" and occasionally throwing plastic water bottles. AP
The Boston Police Department arrested thirty-three people, largely for scuffles in which some protesters threw rocks and bottles of urine at police dressed in riot gear. AP
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The Boston Police Department arrested thirty-three people, largely for scuffles in which some protesters threw rocks and bottles of urine at police dressed in riot gear. AP
Tensions across the United States over hate speech have ratcheted up sharply after the Charlottesville clashes during the latest in a series of white supremacist marches. AP
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Tensions across the United States over hate speech have ratcheted up sharply after the Charlottesville clashes during the latest in a series of white supremacist marches. AP