Boston Free Speech supporters, a combination of several conservative groups, clashed with Boston Antifa, a liberal ant-fascist group, in the Boston Common Saturday afternoon.
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While the climate in the Boston Common was contentious with chanting, yelling, and name-calling among the couple of hundred demonstrators on each side, police did an effective job of containing the crowds. The police created a one hundred yard gap separating the groups. There were two arrests for affray, according to Boston Police. [[422186333, C]]
The Boston Free Speech supporters occupied the rotunda, while their adversaries from Boston Antifa took the hill.
Occasionally a person from one of the groups would get close to the opposition, but police interceded to tamp down the confrontations.
The Boston Free Speech supporters were comprised of Oathkeepers, Connecticut Militia, Massachusetts Militia, New York Militia, and AP3 from different states, according to one of the participants.
The vast majority of the Boston Free Speech supporters are pro-Trump.