After the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, authorities and the media were bracing for the worst at the scheduled white supremacist “Free Speech” rally in Boston today. What they got instead was a celebration of tolerance and unity among the 15,000 counter protesters on the streets surrounding the Common.
With less than 50 white supremacists turning out – small enough for the entire group to fit inside the small gazebo in the center of the sprawling park – the counter protesters easily drowned out the message of hate and intolerance coming from the “Free Speech” rally, forcing a quick and merciful end to the controversial event.
But the party continued anyway, and we have the photos to prove it. Here are 15 of the best signs we spotted on social media.
15. Racists for refugees.
14. Game of Thrones pun.
13. Killing them with kindness
— Bryan Harnsberger, Psy.D (@PSYCH_HYPE) August 19, 2017
12. ISIS = white supremacy.
— Tara McNeely (@brokencurio) August 19, 2017
11. We love you, Tina, but…
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) August 19, 2017
10. Yankees still suck, but…
— Your Girl Jackie (@sister72) August 19, 2017
9. Gotta love the Matzo.
— Edward T. O'Donnell (@InThePastLane) August 19, 2017
8. Is it a coincidence that ’45’ kinda looks like a swastika?
— Mark Arsenault (@BostonGlobeMark) August 19, 2017
7. Sweet, sweet Nazis.
— Kyle (@TheYellingHorn) August 19, 2017
6. No Tolerance, No Love, No Service.
— Sean Bartley (@seanmbartley) August 19, 2017
5. Big Papi says…
— Faine Greenwood (@faineg) August 19, 2017
— Kekistani_Embassy UK (@EmbassyForKek) August 19, 2017
3. Nazis = Trash
2. Revenge of the Nerds.
— Amanda Yanchury (@amandayanchury) August 19, 2017
1. Love for All.
— Mary-Leah Messenger (@leahassad) August 19, 2017
Peter Mellado is a writer, producer, and a branding and messaging specialist with over 15 years experience. He studied history at San Jose State University, and resides in Los Angeles.