In the wake of the Charlottesville white supremacist neo-nazi rally and the act of terrorism by a neo-nazi from Ohio last Saturday, people in Boston have shown concern about a Boston Free Speech rally August 19 to which some of the same people have been invited that attended rallies in Berkeley and Charlottesville. There are groups that travel the country to attend these. Some even live in Canada.
Boston Free Speech rally organizers are trying to reassure authorities Boston will be different and at the same time they advise their attendees to wear protective gear by which I assume they mean a helmet, maybe shin guards, and a flag pole that can double as a club. Two of the three known organizers have offered only their first name.
The Boston Free Speech Rally Twitter Feed is used to notify people about Boston rallies, this is the second one, as well as rallies across the US.
Use the comment section to talk about what you learned about the Charlottesville event last weekend in the video below. If you have ideas on how to keep the Boston rally peaceful says so.
Published on Aug 14, 2017
On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured.
“VICE News Tonight” correspondent Elle Reeve went behind the scenes with white nationalist leaders, including Christopher Cantwell, Robert Ray, David Duke, and Matthew Heimbach — as well as counter-protesters. VICE News Tonight also spoke with residents of Charlottesville, members of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the Charlottesville Police.
From the neo-Nazi protests at Emancipation Park to Cantwell’s hideaway outside of Virginia, “VICE News Tonight” provides viewers with exclusive, up close and personal access inside the unrest.