A week after a white nationalist rally in Virginia ended in deadly violence a controversial "free speech" rally in Boston on Saturday has spurred thousands of counter-protesters into the streets. In fact, tweets from the Fight Supremacy counter-protest in Boston show the event has drawn thousands of supporters and attendees, overshadowing the controversial Boston Free Speech Rally its opposing. Organizers behind Fight Supremacy, a counter-protest march from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to Boston Common, hope to let white supremacists know their rhetoric of hate and fear has no place in Boston.
Although organizers behind the Boston Free Speech Rally have disavowed any connection to last week's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, many counter-protesters appear unconvinced the event is not a thinly-veiled attempt to promote a similar message of hate and bigotry. "As we have seen with the events in Charlottesville and around the country, white nationalists are emboldened by the current political administration and growing police state," organizers behind Fight Supremacy wrote on the event's Facebook page. "Rallies and marches organized by white supremacists are more prevalent than in recent years, and—as always—it is the most marginalized who are left vulnerable."
Saturday's Fight Supremacy counter-protest was jointly organized by Violence In Boston, Angie Camacho, Black Lives Matter Network, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, and Black Lives Matter Boston.
Counter-Protesters As Far As The Eye Can See
A collection of photographs snapped by Twitter user Adam Greenberg show just how massive turnout for the Fight Supremacy rally was as counter-protesters filled the streets around Boston Common.
Looking For The End Of The Line
One freelance journalist in attendance claimed she couldn't see where the Fight Supremacy counter-protest crowd ended.
They Just Keep Coming
The crowd of Fight Supremacy counter-protesters at Boston Common continued to grow throughout the day.
It's Getting Festive Up In Here
Some counter-protesters brought their musical talents to jazz up atmosphere at the Fight Supremacy counter-protest and resistance rally.
For Boston residents like Twitter user Melissa Beecher, attending the Fight Supremacy counter-protest was a chance to send an important message to hate groups: Not in my town.
Photographic Evidence Of Love Conquering Hate
In this panorama the extent of the crowd that gathered in Boston on Saturday for the Fight Supremacy counter-protest becomes clear.
Can You Hear Me Now?
If a "free speech" rally occurs in Boston Common but nobody hears it, did it really happen?
Control Alt-Right Delete
Some counter-protesters at the Fight Supremacy march got creative with their chants against the alt-right.
Some counter-protesters at the Fight Supremacy event carried posters of Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when an attendee of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville used his car to mow down counter-protesters.