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Boston police arrest 27 people during protests around 'Free Speech' rally
August 19, 2017 / 8:47 PM / a month ago

Boston police arrest 27 people during protests around 'Free Speech' rally

A counter protester is detained by Boston Police outside of the Boston Commons and the Boston Free Speech Rally in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston police arrested 27 people in protests surrounding a “Free Speech” rally, Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters on Saturday.

Most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct, with some for assault and battery during scuffles between police and protesters, Evans said.

Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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