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Old 08-18-2017, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Free speech > whiny liberals/communists.

MAGA
Yeah, about that MAGA thing. It's about time Trump got on that, don't you think? Talk is cheap.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:11 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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They're not even allowing anyone who has a gun, a shield, a stick, any kind of a weapon. There will be zero tolerance for any violence and the whole thing will be shut down if there is any sign of it. They have 500 police there and hundreds more available. Streets are closed off and attractions are shut down. Local people have been warned to stay away. Barriers will be erected between the organizers and the protesters who are expected to show up.

I don't think anyone really knows who is coming although some KKK from another part of the state has said they'll be showing up. The organizers have made it sound sort of good but people don't really trust what they say. The city has to allow it (whatever it turns out to be):

“The courts have made it abundantly clear. They have the right to gather, no matter how repugnant their views are. But they don’t have the right to create unsafe conditions. They have the right to free speech. In return, they have to respect our city.”
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Free speech > whiny liberals/communists.

MAGA
MAGA is going to be surrounded and outnumbered in Boston. They will be the ones doing the whining pretty soon.

I fully expect the rally to be so contained, isolated, and unable to move that all they will see are empty streets after what happened in Charlottesville.

But I'm sure they will hear the roar of the angry crowds who are surrounding them, just out of sight and held at bay by the Boston police department.

Remember that Boston suffered a terrorist attack.

The folks there are not going to trifle with a bunch of wanna-be domestic terrorists. The white power boys have bitten off more than they can chew this time, so you had better hope the cops do their job very well.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I keep thinking it is a set up ... I think the left may have their hand in all this.. I will see if I am right when I see the outcome of it.
Based upon past experience it is not "the left" who applies for these Free Speech permits. Add to that some KKK members are coming and we don't even know who else might show up. There will be protesters and these will be from the left.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: United States
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They're not even allowing anyone who has a gun, a shield, a stick, any kind of a weapon. There will be zero tolerance for any violence and the whole thing will be shut down if there is any sign of it. They have 500 police there and hundreds more available. Streets are closed off and attractions are shut down. Local people have been warned to stay away. Barriers will be erected between the organizers and the protesters who are expected to show up.

I don't think anyone really knows who is coming although some KKK from another part of the state has said they'll be showing up. The organizers have made it sound sort of good but people don't really trust what they say. The city has to allow it (whatever it turns out to be):

ďThe courts have made it abundantly clear. They have the right to gather, no matter how repugnant their views are. But they donít have the right to create unsafe conditions. They have the right to free speech. In return, they have to respect our city.Ē
Yes, you can bet Antifa will show up and begin attacking people so the protest gets shut down. The msm will blame those on the right for the violence.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Is Berkeley actually trying to bring back free speech?

UC Berkeley chancellor unveils 'Free Speech Year' as right-wing speakers plan campus events - LA Times

The chancellor there is saying some of the right things about it at least:
The violent actions by Antifa at Berkeley were deplorable and suppression of free speech, if they take action again I hope they end up in jail for a long time. There have been several demonstrations at universities that were similar, it's wrong when it escalated to violence.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Your 20K to 30K estimate is by BLM.



Doesn't say if that's combined, both sides, or just the counter-protest.



Doesn't say if he believes that's combined or just his side.

Wish I could find firmer numbers.

If that's 20/30 to 1 in favor of one side that's quite an imbalance.

City prepping as thousands expected at protests on Boston Common
Those numbers will always be a guess, but I would think that the estimate is high based on the police response.


Why would they choose Boston if the are worried about being outnumbered, why not Nashville or Dallas.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Those numbers will always be a guess, but I would think that the estimate is high based on the police response.


Why would they choose Boston if the are worried about being outnumbered, why not Nashville or Dallas.
I don't know the logistics behind putting together a march, never mind one of this ilk.

If one of the organizers thinks 1,000 folks are coming on his side...that's pretty amazing.

Boston is a huge city then you throw in the rest of the I-95 megalopolis. Logan is a major airport, obviously.

If you're mustering 1,000 that just really shows how overblown this whole Nazi/KKK taking over the world narrative is.

I never got firm numbers from Charlottesville either. Police estimated 2K to 6K the night before.

Such a small crowd if that estimate was remotely close.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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Free speech > whiny liberals/communists.

MAGA
And this whiny liberal/communist (lol, oh honey...) will be exercising her 1st Amendment rights by counterprotesting with a sign thanking the alt-right for their participation in this worthwhile fundraiser: https://pledgeit.org/nobostonhate

Mazel tov! Every "Free Speech" marcher helps raise more money for the New England Holocaust Memorial (which has had its glass panels shattered twice, including last weekend, after decades of no issues), BLM, CAIR, Centro Presente, Life After Hate, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and other worthwhile local and national causes.

Will I be thanking you as well?
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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Those numbers will always be a guess, but I would think that the estimate is high based on the police response.


Why would they choose Boston if the are worried about being outnumbered, why not Nashville or Dallas.
Because they're coming from Maine, NH, central Mass, and RI.
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