Monday, January 18, 2021

Scores Detained in Boston Demonstrations

Police arrested 27 people during demonstrations in Boston that took place on Saturday.This was announced at a press conference by the city police chief William Evans. “At the moment we have made 27 arrests,” he said. According to him, the detentions during Boston Demonstrations, were carried out mainly for violations of law and order and disobedience to law enforcement officers. There were rare cases of attacks. As Evans noted, the police “did an excellent job” without allowing riots. At the same time, during the demonstrations, there were small skirmishes, in several cases, bottles and stones were thrown in order, he said.

According to the Associated Press, in the procession against hatred and racism in Boston attended by at least 15 thousand people. The action was a response to a demonstration of right-wing activists who organized an action in the city in support of freedom of speech.

 

Boston Demonstrations

Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Boston, Massachusetts, protesting against hatred and racism. The procession was a response to a demonstration of right-wing activists who organized an action in the city in support of freedom of speech.

According to the head of the city police, William Evans, about 40 thousand people walked through the streets of Boston to the central city park, where conservative activists gathered. Participants in the procession chanted slogans: “No Ku Klux Klan in the US”, “Resist Fascism”, “Hatred will never make the United States great.” Right-wing activists, significantly inferior to the number of their opponents, had to complete their action ahead of time and leave the park.

As a result of the demonstrations, authorities detained more than 30 people. According to Evans, the detentions were held mainly for violations of law and order and disobedience to law enforcement officers. There were rare cases of attacks.

As the chief of police said, law enforcement officers “did an excellent job”, not allowing riots. During the demonstrations, there were small skirmishes, in several cases, policemen threw bottles and stones. Several people received minor injuries. At the same time, Evans stressed that the overwhelming number of demonstrators did not violate the law and took to the streets “for the sake of a just cause – to protest against hatred and intolerance.”

To ensure security during the actions in the city was entrusted to more than 500 law enforcement officers. The opposing groups of demonstrators were separated by barriers to avoid possible clashes. A police cordon was also set up between them. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said earlier that he would not tolerate unrest and acts of vandalism in his city.

Similar actions were held on Saturday in other American cities, including Atlanta (Georgia), Dallas (Texas), New Orleans (Louisiana), Los Angeles (California).

Demonstrations took place week after a man was killed in the clashes between ultra-right activists and their opponents in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, dozens were injured. The organizers of the shares in Boston said that they had nothing to do with the instigators of the riots in Charlottesville.

A week after Charlottesville

Demonstrations in Boston took place a week after a man was killed in a clash between ultra-right activists and their opponents in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, dozens were injured. The organizers of the shares in Boston said that they had nothing to do with the instigators of the riots in Charlottesville.

The clashes took place on August 12 due to the decision of the authorities of Charlottesville to dismantle the monument to the commander of the army of southerners in the Civil War in the US, General Robert Lee. In the midst of the riots, the 20-year-old neo-Nazi, on a high-speed car, deliberately attacked activists who spoke out against ultra-right demonstrations. As a result of his actions, a 32-year-old woman died, 19 people were injured.

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