Only 20 people came out to march for free speech in Boston due to threat of violence from Antifa.
While this is ironic, it also does not speak well for the protection of the First Amendment in the US.
A group called “Antifa” is working hard to ensure that Americans can no longer speak freely about any issue they disagree with.
Conservatives stayed away from the rally for fear of their own safety.
ABC News reports on Boston:
A total of 33 arrests were made Saturday, mostly from disorderly conduct and a few assaults on police officers, the Boston Police Department announced.
Police Commissioner William Evans said at a news conference this afternoon that some urine-filled bottles were thrown at officers, and police indicated on Twitter that some demonstrators were throwing rocks at police.
“Overall I thought we got the First Amendment people in, we got them out, no one got hurt, no one got killed,” he said.
Wow, that’s great, people tried to have a rally in support of the First Amendment, but such a concept has become so controversial that police literally celebrated that no one was killed for it.
Meanwhile, the Antifa crowd was upset that they didn’t have any conservatives to attack, so they went after Black Lives Matter…
See this tweet where Antifa had a run in with Black Lives Matter:
BLM member tells Antifa to take their masks off and get out of his city. They punch him and accuse him of being a cop. What a shitshow 😂 pic.twitter.com/LmjO8Rtv5G
— Uncle Chang (@UncleChangNYC) August 20, 2017
But when they are not beating up people they disagree with, they quickly turn their attention to attacking the police.
President Trump noticed this and tweeted:
Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017
Antifa’s assault on police continued in another protest in Dallas on Saturday.
Fox News reported:
“Antifa” is the rather ironic nick name of a loose group who consider themselves anti-fascist.
What is Antifa?
“Many of those arrested identified themselves as part of the Antifa movement. Its name derives from “anti-fascist,” and it has come to represent what experts who track these organizations call the “hard left” — an ideology that runs afield of the Democratic Party platform and supports oppressed populations as it protests the amassing of wealth by corporations and elites.
Antifa activists, who operate without any centralized leadership, told CNN that their goal is peace and inclusivity. They often denounce capitalism and government. Since Trump entered the world stage, they’ve condemned his push to tighten immigration rules and what some view as his tendency toward racism.”
Peace and inclusivity? They beat up people and destroy property—and that’s on a good day.
While Antifa members don’t fit a single category, they say many are millennials and many live on society’s fringes: undocumented immigrants, transgender people, low-wage workers, those who don’t conform to the traditional 9-to-5.
And their methods are often violent. Antifa leaders admit they’re willing to physically attack anyone who employs violence against them or who condones racism — as long as force is used in the name of eradicating hatred.
Using violence—and without apology— to eradicate hatred seems like a logical contradiction.
Just who is funding this group and why does the media give a violent group of masked thugs a pass to continue their violent assault on the First Amendment?
This story will continue to develop.