Police Prepare for ‘Free Speech’ Rally on Boston Common

Boston Police and other officials put the final preparations for security plans for the "Free Speech" rally scheduled to take place Saturday on Boston Common.

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State police are expecting a crowd in the "thousands to attend the rally between participants and counter-protesters.
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Fixed video cameras and mobile support teams will also be deployed to help keep the event safe.
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Over 500 uniformed and undercover police will be on the scene of the rally.
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Counter-protest organizers said they expect as many as 20,000 to 30,000 people to join them.
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Members of the state police’s "5th Division," which focuses on counter-terrorism, drug trafficking and other threats through collection and analysis of criminal intelligence will also be in attendance.
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The city has implemented extensive safety measures to prevent a repeat of the violent events from the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Fencing and concrete barriers are already in place, and dump trucks will also be used to block vehicle access on Saturday.
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Sections of Tremont Street and some adjoining streets will be closed.
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