Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:05 PM ET

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National Audio 3:05 PM ET

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NAT059 - (US-Free-Speech-Rally-Boston) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) BOSTON. x-23s. One of the planned speakers of a conservative activist rally in Boston that appeared to end shortly after it began says the event fell apart. Only a few dozen conservatives turned out for the rally on historic Boston Common in stark contrast to the estimated 15-thousand counterprotesters. The conservatives abruptly left only an hour after the rally had just gotten underway. Reporter Nicole Estephan says angry counterprotesters scuffled with armed officers trying to maintain order. ("..might happen.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: The Boston Free Speech Coalition, which organized the event, said on its Facebook Page -- quote -- "We are strictly about free speech," and "We denounce the politics of supremacy and violence. …

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