Conservative activists leave Boston 'Free Speech Rally'

Counterprotesters remain

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Conservative activists have left, but counterprotesters remain at a "Free Speech Rally" in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (NBC News)

BOSTON - Conservatives have left a "Free Speech Rally" in Boston, the Associated Press reported, leaving behind thousands of counterprotesters Saturday. 

Watch the rally here.

Conservatives who hosted the rally were met by counterprotesters who are still marching.

There have been some confrontations involving counterprotesters, including a group that grabbed an American flag out of an elderly woman’s hands, causing her to stumble and fall to the ground.
 
Organizers of the “Free Speech Rally” have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who fomented violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 12.

 

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