PHOTOS: Protestors in Boston Gather in Response to Free Speech Rally

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.

 

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