On Tuesday, Mayor Michelle Wu will meet with law enforcement officials, including US Attorney Rachael Rollins, at a closed doors meeting at Boston police headquarters to discuss white supremacist activity in the region. Post meeting, Wu is expected to speak to the media, along with Boston Police Superintendent–in–Chief Gregory Long in addition to community leaders and other elected officials.
On Saturday afternoon, members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front marched around downtown Boston along the Freedom Trail. They wore a uniform of khaki pants, navy blue t-shirts reading”Reclaim America,” baseball caps and their faces covered with masks and neck gaiters. They also carried Patriot Front flags and shields
According to BPD, members of the group allegedly attacked a Black man in the Copley Square area. The victim reported to police that he was surrounded by the group and he was knocked to the ground. According to the Boston Globe BPD and the department’s Civil Rights Unit are investigating the incident.
The incident was captured by the Boston Herald:
Local politicians including Mayor Michelle Wu and City Council President Ed Flynn took to social media to condemn the marchers being in Boston.
You can read more details via the Globe here and the Herald here.
Main image via the Herald.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
Cowardly bullies always wear masks and dark glasses to disguise their identity since they’re so proud of what they’re doing.
Their clothing like a parochial school uniform is troubling too.
These cowardly and bigoted bullies figure they won’t get caught if they constantly wear dark glasses or whatever to disguise themselves but yes, these bullies are also cowardly—and meanspirited, to boot.