BOSTON — Three people were arrested Saturday during an “organized white supremacist” rally in Jamaica Plain, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden.
Apparent members of the Nationalist Socialist Club, gathered wearing face masks near the Civil War memorial Saturday morning, and began chanting “off our streets.”
Black Boston Inc. said the group was protesting against LGBTQ lives.
According to DA Hayden, a book reading event was occurring in the area where Saturday’s protest began.
“It’s clear that Boston is a waypoint in the crusade of hate launched five years ago in Charlottesville. The presence of white supremacists at a Jamaica Plain book reading today, like their downtown Boston march earlier this month, is at once a disgrace and a warning. Society everywhere is targeted by these groups, and society everywhere must reject them,” Hayden said.
The rally comes just weeks after a demonstration on July 4 weekend by dozens of apparent white supremacists who marched on Boston’s Freedom Trail and allegedly attacked a Black man downtown.
Video shared with Boston 25 News shows Chris Hood, the 23-year-old founder of the group, being taken away by Boston Police in handcuffs.
The names and charges of the other suspects have not been released at this time.
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