BOSTON, MA. — Confrontations are happening amid a gathering of counter-protesters and conservative rally participants in Boston.
Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday from the city’s Roxbury neighbourhood to Boston Common, where a “free speech rally” is being held.
Dozens of free speech rallygoers have arrived.
TV cameras showed a group of boisterous counter-protesters chasing a man with a trump campaign banner and cap, shouting and swearing at him.
Other counter-protesters intervened and helped the man safely over a fence to where the conservative rally was to be staged.
Organizers of the “free speech rally” have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-nazis and white supremacists who fomented violence in Charlottesville on August 12.
Events are planned in cities across the U.S., including Atlanta, Dallas and New Orleans.