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One Day in Boston Against Hate

Young people lead counter-protesters as they march from the Reggie Lewis Center to the Boston Common on Aug. 19, 2017. Karen Savage

More than 40,000 counter-protesters are estimated to have descended on the Boston Common on Aug. 19 to denounce white supremacy and hate speech and to oppose a protest described by its organizers as a “free speech” rally.

[Related: Young Bostonians Pleased With Counter-protester Turnout Against ‘Free Speech’ Rally]

Counter-protesters, as well as city officials, were alarmed by possible connections between organizers of the “free speech” rally and a demonstration held the previous weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, when white supremacists and neo-Nazis carrying torches and rifles spread messages of hate.

Here are images of some of those counter-protesters.

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