Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is desperately trying to subdue any potential happenings in his city prior to today’s Boston Free Speech Coalition’s rally which, on the heels of last week’s Charlottesville clusterfuck, promises hints of juicy tensions and a little old-fashioned ultraviolence if things play out as anticipated.
Boston is adequately prepared for Saturday’s “free speech” rally, city officials said, despite the elevated tension and rhetoric that followed the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
More than 500 police officers will be on hand for the Boston Free Speech Coalition’s event so that “we don’t have an incident … like last week in Virginia,” Mayor Marty Walsh said today.
“We’re going to respect their right to free speech,” Walsh said, but “they don’t have the right to create unsafe conditions.”
“We don’t want hate groups to come to our city or state,” he added.
Boston Free Speech, the group behind the rally, has invited a number of groups to speak. There are four headliners listed on the Boston Free Speech Facebook page, including Kyle Chapman, who made waves online after photos of his hitting anti-Trump protesters were shared widely. Another scheduled headliner is Joe Biggs, who previously worked at the site InfoWars, which is run by conservative radio host Alex Jones. Republican congressional candidate Shiva Ayyadurai and Libertarian congressional candidate Samson Racioppi are also listed as headliners.
John Medlar, who says he is an organizer for Boston Free Speech, said the group has no affiliation with the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville last weekend, Boston.com reported.
His group is largely made up of students in their mid-teens to mid-20s who live around the city, Medlar told the news website.
The group’s permit limits the rally to noon to 2 p.m., according to the Boston Globe.
Sorry dude, don’t worry about the “hate” groups you’ve been inculcated to fear; worry about the real hate groups that will seep into your city. Their intolerant, infantile brand of hate-spew is socially acceptable and legitimized by our media and normie pop culture. The hate groups look like this.
Don’t worry about the right-wingers, Mayor Walsh. They will take of the problem.
Gentlemen, rev your engines.