Protesters, counter-protesters march in the Common

Photo: Dylan Rossiter/Bay State Herald

BOSTON — Hundreds gathered in the Boston Common on Saturday to support, and protest a controversial “Resist Marxism” rally at the Parkman Bandstand.

Chants of “Nazi scum you can’t hide, you support genocide” and “no fascist USA, no trump, no KKK” came from counter-protesters, who heavily outnumbered rally goers.

The scene was similar to August’s free speech rally, at which 40,000 marched against hatred and white supremacy.

“Once again, we have outnumbered racism, we have outnumbered white supremacy ad we have outnumbered Neo-Nazi ideology,” shouted one protest leader into a megaphone.

Boston Police kept rally goers and counter-protesters separate and restricted access to select parts of the Boston Common.

Members of a group called the Bay State Sentinels wore all black and displayed a banner reading “By sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.”

At around 1:30 p.m. protesters marched to the State House, then took off toward City Hall.

This story will be updated.

Herald correspondents Chris Van Buskirk, Dylan Rossiter, Gaby Leonel, Gabby Mrozowski, Maya Gacina, Kyle Bray and Rana Saifi all contributed to this story. 

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