40,000 of “counter-protester” Leftists overwhelmed and disrupted the Saturday (August 19) peaceful “Free Speech” rally in Boston, MA, where actual demonstrators for free speech numbered a few dozens.
Here’s one of the Leftists:
Here’s an Antifa wearing a black hood and carrying an axe, making evident his intentions:
At 1:30 pm, Boston Police Department (BPD) deemed the free speech rally to be “officially over” half an hour ahead of its official end time, but thousands of
“counterprotesters” rioters continued to spread out in the city throughout the afternoon, with some confronting officers and civilians.
Two hours after BPD declared the free speech rally officially over, BPD tweeted that the police “is asking individuals to refrain from throwing urine, bottles and other harmful projectiles at our officers”, followed by another tweet that “rocks [are] being thrown at officers”.
Fox News reports that “counter-protesters,” i.e., the Left, are clashing with riot police:
A white woman carrying a large American flag was assaulted by a Leftist who yanked the flag from her hands, then dragged her on the ground.
Hooded and masked Antifa thugs assault a white man, knocking him to the ground:
At the end of the day, as reported by ABC News:
- Police arrested 33 people, mostly from disorderly conduct and a few assaults on police officers.
- There were a few injuries, the number unspecified.
- BPD Commissioner William Evans said police stopped three people with ballistic vests and a gun and got “those three out of here and confiscate the vests.”