The line connecting Yeats to Didion to us: The center cannot hold. The election should have shown us that clearly. The majority lost and we elected an authoritarian entirely uninterested in compromise.
Commercial media needed to pin a medal on somebody, and that person wasn’t going to come from any of the many groups that peaceably managed tens of thousands of people.
Between the protesters, the counterprotesters, the media, the cops, and a handful of trolls, countless stories unfolded in Boston last weekend. These are several we encountered…
The panicked calls came from my friends and family—including my poor old mother, who was afraid I would be shot—right around the time that I arrived on Boston Common on Saturday.
Where were these nazis anyway? Where were they coming from? Did they take Uber?
Boston nazi hunt a major disappointment for many
That’s when the man in the MAGA hat took off, attempting to run from the cops, who chased after him. He was apprehended just a short distance away, police confiscating his firearm and taking him into custody.
How a Boston demonstration first planned before Charlottesville answered the call to become something much, much bigger
Counter-protesters chase ‘free speech’ rally goers out of town, but endure police aggression after peaceful march
In the interest of doing better than those who are paying more attention to right-wing extremists than they are to the Bostonians speaking out, here are some of the points coming from the groups that are planning a counter-protest and march starting in Roxbury tomorrow at 10 am.