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Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests

BOSTON (AP) — Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. Police Commissioner William Evans said Friday that 500 officers – some in uniform, others undercover – would be deployed to keep the two groups apart on Saturday. Boston’s Democratic mayor, Marty Walsh, and Massachusetts’ Republican governor, Charlie Baker, both warned that extremist unrest wouldn’t be tolerated in this city famed as the cradle of American liberty. Organizers … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters decrying hatred and racism planned to converge Sunday in front of President Donald Trump’s New York home and elsewhere around the country, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The planned gatherings spanned from a march to Trump Tower in New York to a candlelight vigil in Florida to a rally in a public square in Cleveland. Some focused on showing support for the people whom … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Protests,…

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Virginia city rocked by white nationalist protests; 1 arrest

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white supremacist rally in downtown Charlottesville Saturday afternoon, ratcheting up the tension in an increasingly chaotic confrontation in this usually quiet college town. It is unclear how many were injured; an Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately after the car careened into the line of several hundred people. Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Virginia…

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