Boston Mayor Condemns White Supremacist Group That Marched Through City’s “Freedom Trail”

Supporters of the white nationalist group Patriot Front march during the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Massachusetts. (via REUTERS)

A white supremacist group took to Boston’s “Freedom Trail” for a surprise march Saturday afternoon.

Tempers flared between bystanders and a group of about 100 Patriot Front members, who wore beige khaki pants, blue shirt uniforms and white masks while wielding shields, according to The Boston Herald.

The group flew colonial and upside-down US flags along with some banners representing Benito Mussolini’s National Fascist Party as they marched through the heart of the city ahead of Independence Day, the paper said.

At one point, a skirmish erupted between multiple white supremacists and a black man they were taunting, according to the report.

“If you truly wish for safety, you will have it. But you can take nothing else with you,” an unmasked member of the group reportedly told onlookers through a bullhorn in front of the Boston Public Library.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: New York Post, Jessie O’Neill