August 19, 2017 / 8:47 PM / in a year

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

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

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

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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