US: Protest in Boston against Trump and Fascist Groups

03 September 2017
A CROWD estimated at 40,000 converged on the Boston Common on 19th August to protest against racist, anti-Semitic and fascist groups and President Trump’s defense of their deadly rampage a week ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. At this home of the University of Virginia, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen had marched through the city carrying torches and shouting epithets such as “Jews will not replace us” and the Nazi slogan “Blood and Soil.” They assaulted counter-demonstrators and one neo-Nazi drove his car into a group of anti-fascists, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and wounding 19 other.

At a press conference on 22nd August, Trump insisted that the fascist mob included “very fine people” and declared that the violence was provoked by the anti-fascist demonstrators as well as elements among the far-right marchers.

The Boston protest was called in opposition to a rally by the ultra-right, scheduled months before the Charlottesville events. Boston protesters carried signs denouncing the KKK and fascism and depicting President Trump as a Nazi. Marchers also held posters honoring Heather Heyer.
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