Boston ‘free speech’ rally ends early amid flood of counterprotesters.

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BOSTON – Tens of thousands of counterprotesters crammed Boston Common and marched through city streets Saturday morning in efforts to drown out the planned “free speech” rally that many feared would be attended by white-supremacist groups.

By 1 p.m., the handful of rally attendees had left the Boston Common pavillion, concluding their event without planned speeches. A victorious cheer went up among the counterprotesters, as many began to leave. Hundreds of others danced in circles and sang, “Hey hey, ho ho. White supremacy has got to go.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/19/thousands-expected-at-boston-free-speech-rally-and-counter-protest/?utm_term=.811d822155ef

ah, poor babies. Doesn't anyone want to hear your hate speech?
 
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There was no reason for them to quit early. They had the Common to themselves, and were not physically molested there in any way. If they had been, the police would've arrested those people. Leads one to believe that the entire thing was a farce --- they held the "rally" knowing that they would be far outnumbered in Boston, and at the appropriate time would "give up" and cry "oppression." These guys are nothing if not rockstars at playing the victim.
 
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There was no reason for them to quit early. They had the Common to themselves, and were not physically molested there in any way. If they had been, the police would've arrested those people. Leads one to believe that the entire thing was a farce --- they held the "rally" knowing that they would be far outnumbered in Boston, and at the appropriate time would "give up" and cry "oppression." These guys are nothing if not rockstars at playing the victim.
Has-been rockstars that never really were anyone.
 

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only white supremacist would have a "free speech" rally where they leave without saying anything.
 
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