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"If this was really about free speech, we would have been invited from day one to speak and have a platform", she said.

More than 500 police officers were on hand - some undercover - and Commissioner William Evans greeted the counter-protesters today telling them violence would not be tolerated.

An estimated 15,000 protesters dwarfed the attendees of the curtailed right-wing, Free Speech rally on Saturday, which was eventually cut short. Police are looking tough and smart!

President Donald Trump said in a deleted tweet that the country had been "divided for decade, but will come together again". Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!'

Thousands of counter-protesters had convened in two groups before the main rally in Boston, chanting "No Nazis, no KKK, no fascists in the United States of America!"

A planned "Free Speech Rally" in MA "fell apart" and ended prematurely Sunday afternoon, one of its scheduled speakers said.

He praised the effort of law enforcement officers and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Mr. Trump continues to face backlash and pressure from members of his own party to condemn hate groups and white supremacists after he seemingly equated the violence of neo-Nazis with that of anti-fascist counterprotesters.

Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday from the city's Roxbury neighborhood to Boston Common, where the "Free Speech Rally" was held one week after the Charlottesville violence that killed a local woman and injured 19 others.

The coalition also said that it was not related to the organizers of the Charlottesville rally.

The First Daughter called for national unity in a series of tweets applauding those who protested peacefully in Boston on Saturday.

According to eyewitnesses, the rally attracted at most a few dozen people, and attendees left the Common before delivering a series of planned speeches.

Organizers said the "Free Speech" rally Saturday was not associated with white supremacists, but the KKK had said that they would have a presence there and several of the planned speakers were far-right extremists.

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