BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police said they arrested two people Sunday after a clash between two protests on Boston Common.
Metal Barricades surrounded the Parkman Bandstand on the Common after dueling rallies turned violent. On one side, a group opposing vaccine mandates, organized by the right wing group "Super Happy Fun America." Numerous streets were closed off by police at the height of the protests on Sunday afternoon.
It's the same group that organized the now-infamous "Straight Pride Parade" in late August 2019.
On the other side on Sunday were hundreds of counter-protesters, calling for the public to “mask up against hate." Police showed up in riot gear, and arrested two people after fights broke out between the groups. Photos on social media show a UHaul van that was damaged as it drove towards the scene.
Armand from Boston found himself in the middle of the fray when he was out on a stroll, and witnessed some of the violence between two of the protestors first hand.
"This younger kid just comes out of nowhere, and almost tries to hit her and pours all this water over her," he said.
Some of the witnesses called on both of the groups to renounce political violence.
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