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Dueling rallies on Revere casino proposal draw hundreds

About 200 attended a rally opposing the casino proposal (left). More than 400 supporters gathered at a VFW hall for a rally organized by the Friends of Mohegan Sun.
Jessica Rinaldi for the Boston Globe, left; Pat Greenhouse/Globe staff
About 200 attended a rally opposing the casino proposal (left). More than 400 supporters gathered at a VFW hall for a rally organized by the Friends of Mohegan Sun.

Rallies for supporters and opponents of a proposed casino in Revere were held Sunday, drawing hundreds of people who voiced their opinions either for or against the planned development.

Residents will vote Tuesday whether to allow Mohegan Sun to build a $1.3 billion casino and hotel development on 42 acres owned by Suffolk Downs.

Supporters gathered at a VFW hall for a rally organized by the Friends of Mohegan Sun, a political action group.

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Opponents marched from the Immaculate Conception Church to Revere City Hall, making enough noise to draw people from their homes.