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Racists mill about the Parkman Bandstand for awhile, say nothing, are driven off Common in back of prisoner transport wagons

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A couple dozen racists and Nazis, one dressed as a Minuteman, spent an hour or so standing on and near the Parkman Bandstand this afternoon under the baleful eyes of thousands of jeering protesters before slowly walking away and towards the Boylston Street side of Boston Common, to await a ride out in four Boston Police prisoner vans.

They fled before a phalanx of marchers who'd walked up from Roxbury could give them a piece of their minds.

Police kept the racists well separated from the crowds on the Common - police set up perimeters 200 to 300 feet around the bandstand.

Things were a bit closer in on Boylston Street near Tremont, where cops in heavy black armor cleared a path for the transport wagons to leave towards Tremont Street.

DPW trucks blocked every entrance into the Common - some supplemented by Jersey barriers.

A few Nazi sympathizers roamed the crowds of protesters. After one was uncovered people began booing him as he tried to flee. Somebody broke out a beach ball so people further away weren't sure at first if the crowd was reacting to an uncovered racist or the beach ball.

Compare the crowds: Racists at the bandstand vs. protesters on the surrounding hills:

Racists at bandstand

Photo by Phil R.:

Remember Martin
Fuck Nazis

Fire and furry:

Furry
Fuck Nazis
Our city

#notallbaldguys:

Not a Nazi
Small penises

One of the Trumpkins who braved the crowd (photo by Ben Walsh)

Trump guy

No actual pugs were harmed in the making of this protest:

Pug sign

Both Vermin Supreme and Keytar Bear provides succor to the anti-fascists:

Vermin Supreme

Due to Nazis, both the Frog Pond and the neighboring playground were shut, save for the occasional kid of protesting parents:

Empty Frog Pond
Empty playground

Shortly before 1:30, cops in armor marched onto the Common from Boylston Street and then back out onto Boylston to clear the way for the vans carrying the racists:

Armored cops

Things were briefly tense there as a self-described Libertarian wrapped in a "Don't Tread on Me" flag began arguing with a protester about the meaning of democracy, but his butt was saved when the Veterans for Peace marched in, chanting, "No violence! No Violence!"

Libertarian

Among those awaiting the exit of the racists onto Boylston Street was Police Commissioner William Evans (photo by Sandy G.):

Evans
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Bubbles To The Rescue

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Sending this to the ALL LIVES MATTER folks.
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How to Get an Old Man’s War eBook Free (in the US/Canada) Through June 21st

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Just join the Tor.com eBook of the Month Club! It’s that simple.

You ask: “But how do I join the Tor.com eBook of the Month Club?” Well, here’s a link! (Note: After June 21st 2017, you can still sign up for the club, but Old Man’s War will no longer be on offer. Sorry.)

You also ask: “But why only the US and Canada?” The answer here is: That’s where Tor has the rights! Other publishers have the rights elsewhere. And they’re not part of Tor.com’s eBook of the Month Club.

You also also ask: “But I already own Old Man’s War and have incorporated all its teachings into my personal worldview. What now?” I say: Then let your friends who have not read the book and might be interested in it know that it’s available for free for the next few days. That’s right, share the joy of John Perry, Jane Sagan and the Colonial Union! I mean, I’m not saying go door to door asking people if they’ve heard the good news about the Colonial Defense Forces. But, if someone says “I don’t know what to read next,” this is a good thing to slip into conversation.

You also also also ask: “But, Scalzi, you’re giving away your classic of modern science fiction for free — how will you feed your adorable family and pets?” Well, you know. I’ll find some way. Selling blood plasma, perhaps. And anyway, Old Man’s War has done well by me for the last dozen years. I can occasionally let it go as a freebie for a couple of days to bring in new readers. If they like what they read, I have 11 other novels (including five more in the OMW series) they might be willing to pay for after that. It’s worked that way before, anyway.

So, go on — enjoy! And tell a friend or two.


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It's a great read!
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