Hundreds rally on Boston Common following violence in Charlottesville

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Chanting antifascist and pro-diversity slogans, more than 300 people gathered on Boston Common on Saturday evening for an impromptu rally in the wake of the white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., where a car plowed into peaceful counterprotesters.

The local crowd, mostly young and including people of widely varied backgrounds, formed a crescent alongside the Parkman Bandstand to hear a series of passionate speakers who emerged from the throng to share their outrage and sorrow over the violent clashes in Charlottesville.

Joey Hsu, who graduated from the University of Virginia this year, told the crowd that this weekend’s events don’t represent the Charlottesville he knows.

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