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LIVE COVERAGE: Boston Free Speech Rally & Protests

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posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: Lucidparadox

Why are they hanging around causing problems for the police then?


The police are Nazi's!






posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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Ugh, that was wrong, sorry. You may not be a moron. However that line of thinking is moronic. I apologize.



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963




posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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originally posted by: Lucidparadox

originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Why is this still going? The rally finished hours ago. Go home FFS.



Actually the article I just read stated the the alt-right rally was essentially cancelled due to the amount of counter-protesters. None of the scheduled speakers they had ended up showing.

THEY WERE DEFEATED!

LOVE WON! _javascript:icon('
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www.washingtonpost.com... 19


I was watching since this morning, and saw at least one of the scheduled speakers complaining to the reporter that he was being prevented from entering the venue by the protesters. So how many other speakers had this happen too?

Won, no. The counter-protest movement prevented the speaker from speaking. That, my friend is the opposite of the definition of free speech. It is Anti-Speech. And you are celebrating that, again. Seems Grambler was right.

I do not agree with the white supremacists, KKK, or their likes message. But damned it, they have the RIGHT to speak it if they wish. That is how the law works.


ETA: Love, yeah. Love by threat of violence. Isn't that called rape in some form?


edit on 8/19/2017 by Krakatoa because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:12 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: seeker1963



More like..


Eh?

Eta- directed at the commies and anarchists etc , lol
edit on 19-8-2017 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:12 PM
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originally posted by: Lucidparadox

originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Why is this still going? The rally finished hours ago. Go home FFS.



Actually the article I just read stated the the alt-right rally was essentially cancelled due to the amount of counter-protesters. None of the scheduled speakers they had ended up showing.

THEY WERE DEFEATED!

LOVE WON!

www.washingtonpost.com... 19


Wow..if that's your idea of love, I'd hate to get on your wrong side....



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:13 PM
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Now they are praising the police who declared this a win.

Again, I'm guessing the hypocrisy is lost on all those in attendance.



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: Lucidparadox

Speakers didn't show up?
Afraid?
Did they email somebody yet?
Twitter?
Facebook?

Blitz! We need a social media Blitz now! Get your phones out and babble away...



This is awesome!



Well done, comrades! Well done.

#DresdenNazifrei



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: Wookiep




posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: PublicOpinion

In addition to having at least one or more prevented from even getting into the venue by the counter protesters. That is infringing upon his free speech...and not the message I thought they were advocating. His message might have been hateful and disgusting, but that is not illegal.

Yes, Victory for Ati-Speech today!



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: PublicOpinion
a reply to: Lucidparadox

Speakers didn't show up?
Afraid?
Did they email somebody yet?
Twitter?
Facebook?

Blitz! We need a social media Blitz now! Get your phones out and babble away...



This is awesome!



Well done, comrades! Well done.

#DresdenNazifrei


Are you Antifa?

If you are 8Chan doxed you and your name is out there!



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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Good points made by the black police officer, he said how he came from the hood, was there back in 1975 and how things got a lot better since then.
edit on 19-8-2017 by spliffster because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa
I've been watching the live TV broadcast of NECN all morning now, and just logged into ATS to see what sort of disinformation was being spread.

Summary of my view of the events to date (2:15pm ET)
From watching it live I saw the Boston Police Dept (BPD) did a great job of managing this situation so far. They setup a 75 ft DMZ between the Rally center where the permitted speeches were to take place and the counter-protester crowds. I watched as a column of protesters marched from Roxbury down Tremont Street (past my building even) toward the Boston Common. Mostly peaceful rhetoric through the day.

The rally speakers could not actually be heard with the unaided ear due to the 75 ft space the police setup, but they were legally allowed to speak their minds and not stopped. The counter-protesters also were allowed to speak and display their myriad of signs and mixed messages with a range of topics.

The police were in their standard day uniforms, with high-visibility yellow vests (as typically worn) and just keeping the peace, not preventing anyone from speaking, and keeping a close presence when a group gathered to debate some issue or another amongst themselves.

There was one incident of a man wearing a TRUMP T-Shirt that was trying to attend the counter-protest (which is his right) but was surrounded, spit upon, and harassed by the crowd. It took a woman counter-protester from the midwest (Iowa I think?) to step in to help this man and attempt to escort him safely through the crowds. They began to push ansd shove her, calling her a Nazi, and one man got in her face then PUNCHED her in the face! This, from the "peaceful" anti-nazi crowd?

The rally speakers were scheduled form noon to 2pm, but left about 1:30pm or so (early), escorted by BPD for their safety away from the venue down a separated pathway blocked by barriers. At the exit of the common, a mass of counter-protesters gathered to block the exit. Where the BPD was then forced to dawn their riot gear at that time, behind a few BPD police transport vehicles (we know them here as "Paddy Wagons"). The police in riot gear then proceeded in a formation of 4-files across and about 12 ranks deep to bengin clearing the street to allow passage out of the venue ahead of the BPD vehicles.

At that time they were met with massive resistance from the counter-protest crowds, to chants of "who are you protecting" and "why are you protecting Nazi's", etc... At one point a few AntiFa members in the crowd (they were wearing clearly AntiFa shirts and masks on their faces) began taunting the police and resisting to move. Some physically began to assault the police as they were trying to push the crowd back with their batons as horizontal "people movers". They were not swinging them at the crowd, nor poking them at all. These AntiFa supporters assaulted the police in the front rank, at which point they were grabbed, pulled behind the front ranks of officers to a safe area, dropped to the ground and "cuffed" with plastic zip-ties behind their backs. The BPD showed great restraint doing this, with not overly abusive force, only enough to immobilize them and get the cuffs on them. At which point they were lifted off the ground and walked calmly to be arrested in the back of the column of polices.
When I turned it off, I saw about a dozen (12) of these people arrested, all of which were physically assaulting police at the time. The BPD was repeatedly explaining to the crowds the rally was over and to disperse now.

That was when I logged into ATS and lost my personal coverage. I am anxious to speak to many of my friends later that actually attended there today, so get their first-hand perspective of the events they witnessed across the different areas. If I do, I may make a thread here to outline their personal experiences (names withheld of course).

ADDENDUM:
I did see one man in a TRUMP shirt surrounded by the crowds, splashed with water, people calling him a Nazi and yelling at him. He never raised a hand only responded verbally with "I am NOT a Nazi". At one point someone in this peaceful crowd threw a plastic water bottle that him him in the face (in the left eye to be exact). His reaction was simply to give a pissed off stare at the location where it came, and another man behind him pointed at the person. They tried to get the police to take action for that assault.




For those coming in late, here is my earlier summary of events from during the actual event.
Context is key, this was from watching the local NECN coverage on TV.



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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originally posted by: spliffster
Good points made by the black police officer, he said how he came from the hood, was there back in 1975 and how things got a lot better since then.


They don't care though.

He is a Coon to those who believe in living on the Democratic plantation.



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: spliffster
Good points made by the black police officer, he said how he came from the hood, was there back in 1975 and how things got a lot better since then.


That gent (Chief of police) is doing the best he can to diffuse a crowd that is very upset. Amazing!



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: bknapple32

originally posted by: PublicOpinion
Gimme a break, will ya? For some people this is Europas threat of violent streetfights:



Others call it just another hobby. The hysteria in this thread is fascinating, though.
I'm sure the States will descent into anomy soon and it's all just Antifas fault.

#MoroniKKKasFinest


Well sht- I guess Im KKK now too?


Boy, have you had a crazy day huh?



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

No it's not. Antifa is shutting down speech they don't like everywhere they go. It IS about free speech.

Jaden



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Masterjaden
a reply to: Kali74

No it's not. Antifa is shutting down speech they don't like everywhere they go. It IS about free speech.

Jaden


You won't convince the indoctronated with reality. It could take years for the cultists to be free from this brainwashng operation. This is serious business.

edit on 19-8-2017 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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I know this topic is about what's happening in Boston, meanwhile in Memphis there's also a happening going on it's on twitter and reports are about protesters clashing with police.



posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: Lucidparadox

originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Why is this still going? The rally finished hours ago. Go home FFS.



Actually the article I just read stated the the alt-right rally was essentially cancelled due to the amount of counter-protesters. None of the scheduled speakers they had ended up showing.

THEY WERE DEFEATED!

LOVE WON!

www.washingtonpost.com... 19


Hate and censorship won.



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