A group of white supremacists staged a surprise march on the Freedom Trail in Boston on Saturday afternoon.
According to The Boston Herald, tempers flared between bystanders and a group of about 100 Patriot Front members dressed in beige khaki pants, blue shirt uniforms and white masks while carrying shields.
The group hoisted colonial and upside-down US flags along with some banners representing Benito Mussolini’s National Fascist Party as they marched through the heart of the city ahead of Independence Day, the newspaper said.
At one point, according to the report, a skirmish broke out between several white supremacists and a black man whom they mocked.
“If you really want security, you will have it. But you can’t take anything else,” an unmasked member of the group reportedly told viewers through a megaphone outside the Boston Public Library.
“Not your home, not your family, not your freedom. There you will be alone with your security in a rotten world.”
Boston officials were quick to admonish the protest.
“To the white supremacists who ran through downtown today: when we march, we don’t hide our faces. Their hatred is as cowardly as it is disgusting and goes against everything Boston stands for,” Mayor Michelle Wu, a Democrat, tweeted.
“We remember Boston’s legacy as the cradle of freedom, we celebrate the ongoing struggle to expand those freedoms for all, and ensure Boston becomes a city for all,” she reportedly told CBS.
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