boston - US President Donald Trump seized a demonstration in Boston against the events in Charlottesville on Saturday to recall unity.
'I want to welcome the many protesters in Boston who express themselves against hate and intolerance. Our country will soon be a unit again, 'Trump told Twitter. One hour before the meetings, Trump still reported that many provocateurs seemed to be in charge of the police.
In Boston about 40,000 demonstrators gathered. The crowd demonstrated against intolerance and hatred. They carried signs with, among other things, 'Resist fascism'.
Twenty-seven arrests were made. Police Commissioner William Evans did not want to lift it too much. 'There were some confrontations,' he said. 'But 99.9 percent of people came here with the right intentions. '
Trump is under fire for his remarks that Charlottesville's violence last week 'blamed both sides' after an extreme right-wing protester entered his opponent's protesters. In addition, a dead person died and injured dozens.