'Free speech' rally in Boston

Thousands of people expected on the Boston Common Saturday during ‘free speech’ rally

Barricades are set up surrounding the bandstand on the Boston Common in advance of the weekend rally.

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The permit issued by the city for the “free speech” rally is for only 100 people, but tens of thousands of counterprotesters are expected to show up to denounce racism and anti-Semitism.

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They’re expecting up to 30,000 people to participate but 10,000 are expected to march from Roxbury to Boston Common.

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With thousands of people expected in and around Boston Common, here is the schedule and location of each demonstration.

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Marchers begin walking from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury at 10 a.m.

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Like a lot of civically-active parents, Doyle has to balance concerns over safety with her sense of duty to raise her children to stand up for what is right.

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