A couple of hundred Trump-supporting racists and bigots marched down Boylston and Tremont streets today, vastly outnumbered by both police and by protesters.
The entirety of the "parade" in Copley Square (photo by Jan; compare to the number of marchers in the 2017 women's march):
The corner of Boylston and Tremont proved a flashpoint for police, who arrested some protesters and sprayed others with pepper spray (photos by Popoulis):
Pepper-sprayed protester being treated with milk in his eyes:
NBC Boston reports 34 arrests. Many of these, and more pepper spraying, came after the official end of the march, when police wanted to clear Congress Street:
Claire Blechman reports:
The rally was over and the cops came blowing through pepper spraying, beating people, and making arrests for no reason. All they had to do was let people leave, but instead they made a riot.
Protesters, of course, had signs:
The Trump supporters had a "bridge:"
At Park Street, protesters chanted "Boston hates you" at the Trumpkins and friends:
Before the march began, protesters gathered at City Hall Plaza to gear up. One white supremacist decided to hit the bricks as well:
There were a lot of cops - BPD was joined by officers from neighboring communities:
In the end, the racists scurried out of town under the Haymarket garage.
Adam Pieniazek is hopeful some good might actually come out of this:
The best part of this tiny thing is it shows us shutting down major streets in Boston is easy! That's great news for car-free, bus only lane, protected bike lane & pedestrian street advocates. How about daily Newbury street pedestrian pride parades?
We should definitely organize tons of car-free, protected bike lane, bus only lane, fix the T, NSRL, pedestrian zone, & fare-free MBTA pride parades constantly every day possible.
Kris Haight posted way more photos.