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Demonstrators attack police in Boston
Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17
So there was a free speech rally in Boston today. Alt left agitators have been attacking police with bottles of urine and stones.
https://twitter.com/RouserNews/status/898967619834957824

https://twitter.com/bostonpolice?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor



Here is evidence that this biological terrorism was planned and coordinated as well.

When will the media condemn these terrorists? Do you think they will attack Trump for condemning it again?

Press conference soon
http://www.fox25boston.com/live-breaking


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Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17
Well at least they didn't murder anyone

Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17

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Well at least they didn't murder anyone


The day isn't over yet.

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uncletim wrote:

Well at least they didn't murder anyone


The day isn't over yet.



it's pretty much over
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John Medlar, the 23-year-old Boston “Free Speech” rally organizer and a student at Fitchburg State University in central Massachusetts, said the event was organized by a “bunch of guys on the internet” who shared a concern that free speech was being tamped down on college campuses.
He said that since Charlottesville, some white nationalists have attempted to co-opt the Boston event. “We’ve seen some activity on social media,” he said. “We don’t trust their motives—we see themselves as trying to insert themselves into this.”
To maintain control, he said the group explicitly asked a local white nationalist group not to come, has shortened the event and has told people that such symbols as the Confederate flag or Nazi regalia aren’t welcome. He said the event would begin with a moment of silence for Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old paralegal who was killed when a man rammed a car into her and others protesting the white-supremacist gathering in Charlottesville.


Why would anyone protest a "free speech" rally? And how did free speech on campus become equated with "racism and hatred" in the minds of the politically left-of-center that they feel compelled to protest it? Democrats haven't been this upset since their slaves got taken away.
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Woah there, those police officers had sticks and pepperspray, the counter protesters were probably just freaked out by those. Plus intent wasn't shown. There are good people on both sides and you shouldn't be so quick to call terrorism. There are 2 sides to every story.
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Throwing rocks and piss is not a terror attack. That being said it's not surprising. Probably lots of young guys who came out expecting to clash after seeing what happened in Virginia. When it didn't happen, all that rage had to go somewhere. It's not acceptable behavior but it's also not terrorism.
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that rally for piss bottles is a fake plant done by the right lol it's obvious. they also bottled their on piss and threw it. "alt left terror attacks" sure, okay
Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17

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Woah there, those police officers had sticks and pepperspray, the counter protesters were probably just freaked out by those. Plus intent wasn't shown. There are good people on both sides and you shouldn't be so quick to call terrorism. There are 2 sides to every story.


The media is unironically saying this and already attacking Trump for his condemnation of it.
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octorockandroll wrote:

Woah there, those police officers had sticks and pepperspray, the counter protesters were probably just freaked out by those. Plus intent wasn't shown. There are good people on both sides and you shouldn't be so quick to call terrorism. There are 2 sides to every story.


The media is unironically saying this and already attacking Trump for his condemnation of it.


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Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17

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Throwing rocks and piss is not a terror attack. .



ter·ror·ism
ˈterəˌrizəm/
noun
noun: terrorism

the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.


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Meh. A bunch of conservatives held a rally in an area known to be a liberal hotbed right after a big white supremacist rally caused tensions to skyrocket. Most likely, they wanted some big conflict they could use as propaganda, or at least stem the backlash against people supporting hate speech. Considering how bad things could have gotten, I'm glad the violence appears to have been kept to a minimum. It seems the police were on guard after how things went down in Charlottesville, and weren't taking any chances. Good on them.
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the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.



And that's the question. Was this an organized group of terrorists trying to spread a political ideology? Or was it just a disorganized handful of young people caught up in the moment who made a bad decision? I think the latter. Calling this a terrorist attack is misleading. You did it to be sensational.
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I guess "Alt-left" is the new pejorative now that "SJW" lost any semblance of meaning?


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John Medlar, the 23-year-old Boston “Free Speech” rally organizer and a student at Fitchburg State University in central Massachusetts, said the event was organized by a “bunch of guys on the internet” who shared a concern that free speech was being tamped down on college campuses.
He said that since Charlottesville, some white nationalists have attempted to co-opt the Boston event. “We’ve seen some activity on social media,” he said. “We don’t trust their motives—we see themselves as trying to insert themselves into this.”
To maintain control, he said the group explicitly asked a local white nationalist group not to come, has shortened the event and has told people that such symbols as the Confederate flag or Nazi regalia aren’t welcome. He said the event would begin with a moment of silence for Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old paralegal who was killed when a man rammed a car into her and others protesting the white-supremacist gathering in Charlottesville.


Why would anyone protest a "free speech" rally? And how did free speech on campus become equated with "racism and hatred" in the minds of the politically left-of-center that they feel compelled to protest it? Democrats haven't been this upset since their slaves got taken away.


Conflation with the Charlottesville rally last week, people protest a "free speech rally" when "free speech" is just a pseudonym for hate speech.


The Anti-Defamation League said the Boston rally, as planned, is not a white supremacist event.
"It has been organized under the auspices of the alt lite, which embraces civic nationalism, rather than the alt right, which advocates white nationalism," the ADL said in a blog post.
"The alt lite, sometimes referred to as the New Right, is a loosely-connected movement whose adherents generally shun white supremacist thinking, but who are in step with the alt right in their hatred of feminists and immigrants, among others. Many within the alt lite sphere are virulently anti-Muslim; the group abhors everyone on 'the left' and traffics in conspiracy theories.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/19/us/boston-free-speech-rally/index.html

Doesn't make the people throwing bottles and rocks correct by any measure. However a counter-protest to oppose a group or message isn't somehow against free speech.
Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17

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people protest a "free speech rally" when "free speech" is just a pseudonym for hate speech.

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Hate speech is free speech though.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/19/supreme-court-unanimously-reaffirms-there-is-no-hate-speech-exception-to-the-first-amendment/


kinga750 wrote:

And that's the question. Was this an organized group of terrorists trying to spread a political ideology?

They don't have to be organized, but yes and yes, they are.

See the flyer in the OP and look at their an-com flags they display.


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