Counter protesters gathered in Roxbury, MA before marching to a planned 'Free Speech Rally' on Boston Common on Saturday. Thousands of demonstrators and counter-protestors descended upon Boston Common, where the Boston Free Speech Rally was being held.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans tells WCVB-TV that the crowd is an estimated 15,000 strong. "They're here for the right reason," said Evans.
Roughly 30 minutes before the “free speech” rally was scheduled to start, roughly a dozen people were gathered, compared to the hundreds of counter-protesters surrounding them, separated by police barricades:
The Boston Globe has a Facebook Live covering the “Fight Supremacy” march from Roxbury to the Boston Common:
At least ten were arrested, shortly after the end of the rally:
Boston Police Comm/ William Evans estimated a crowd of 30k today. There were roughly 20 arrests and a few minor injuries.
"The overwhelming majority of people... were very peaceful," said former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.