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Anti-Hate Protesters Completely Outnumber Racist Protestors In Boston

By Collin Gossel

Following the events in Charlottesville, a "Free Speech" rally was planned for Saturday, August 19th, in Boston by members of the alt-right who felt their first amendment rights were being violated. The turnout at the rally was dwarfed, however, by the massive crowd of counter-protestors who arrived to stand up against racism and bigotry. Following the backlash from Charlottesville, many of the speakers for the original "Free Speech"  rally dropped out, and their event was forced to end by around 1pm, though the counter-protest #BostonResist was still ramping up.

Many Bostonians were thinking of Heather Heyer, a counter-protestor who was murdered by a white supremacist in Charlottesville last weekend: