Nine Cities Brace for Protests This Weekend

Nine Cities Brace for Protests This Weekend

Hundreds of others danced in circles and sang "hey hey, ho ho". "Those who ally themselves with white supremacists, such as Shiva Ayyuduri, are selling out the whole community in exchange for fame, power, and fortune".

Boston Police Commissioner Billy Evan said officers would be "working with the crowd real closely", and that the city has been coordinating with organizers of the free speech rally in advance to ensure there is no violence.

Extra security cameras have been installed at the bandstand where the free speech rally is taking place.

Rallies are also expected later on Saturday in Texas, with a the Houston chapter of Black Lives Matter holding a rally to remove a "Spirit of the Confederacy" monument from a public park and civil rights activists in Dallas planning a rally against white supremacy. In stark contrast, only several dozen people have turned out for the conservative rally itself. One man, draped in a Donald Trump flag, was immediately surrounded by media, while demonstrators chanted at him to "go home". And the organizer, John Medlar - he says that, at this point, it's really a good thing that they're holding this rally.

"I haven't been engaged in a group whose sole mission is to focus against the alt-right", said Saldana. It's actually a hate speech rally. And they say, following the events of Charlottesville, they've disavowed violence. They have the right to free speech.

However, Thomas Robb, national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, told the Herald he doesn't believe the members will be disruptive, and had nothing to do with the violent protests in Charlottesville. Boston's Democratic mayor, Marty Walsh, and Massachusetts' Republican governor, Charlie Baker, both warned that extremist unrest wouldn't be tolerated in this city famed as the cradle of American liberty. "The courts have made it abundantly clear".

"From that stage in 1852 Frederick Douglass gave his famous speech on the meaning of the 4th of July, which we remember every single year. In return, they must respect our city".

In response to the rally, ANSWER Coalition Boston and BLM Boston have readied protests.

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Tremont street will be affected from Malcolm X Boulevard to Charles Street.

Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday from the city's Roxbury neighborhood to Boston Common, where the "Free Speech Rally" is being held.

Alba said he's traveling to Boston with friends and family, in solidarity with groups like Black Lives Matter and area socialists.

"I hope anyone who protests and is marching is doing it for the right reason", Evans said, though conceding, "unfortunately, I think there's going to be a few troublemakers here".

Joel Moran and his partner Jon Gothing and friend Gary Gonsalves, who all live in the South End, were standing on corner of Mass. Ave.at Tremont St. waiting to join the marchers. "They're young kids, not KKK, not white supremacists, they're young college kids", Kenny, a security guard, who refused to reveal his last name, said.

"They were fine with everything that was put in front of them today", he said on Greater Boston.

"It wasn't even on my radar until last weekend", he said.

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