Boston Free Speech

White logo on blue background. Text reading "Boston Free Speech, All Speech is Free Speech" is ringed around to concentric circles connected by seven spokes. Addional cicular designs are aroudn the text. The image is made to look weathered like paint.

The phalanx of MAGA teens, denizens of alt-right groups such as Kekistan, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and the greater diaspora of white male rage and impotence gathered at the [Boston Common] for a Free Speech Rally…On one side came shouts of “Nazi scum!” On the other “Commie faggots!” On one side chants of solidarity with immigrants and people of color. On the other oaths to white chauvinism, a refusal to apologize for “creating the modern world” and invitations for a “free helicopter ride.”

Luke O’Neill, “Scenes From Boston’s Ugly “Free Speech Rally
Relevance to New England Landscape:

Boston Free Speech Coalition predates the longer lived Super Happy Fun America/Resist Marxism. We emphasize that SHFA/RM are direct descendants of BFS and include the same organizers.

BFS organized the Boston Free Speech Rally and the Second Boston Free Speech Rally. These rallies represent the Greater Boston version of the right wing’s attempts to unite different factions.

Between Trump’s election and Unite the Right in Charlottesville, these national efforts brought together alt-right activists, white nationalists, paramilitary groups, and male supremacist organizations.

Our profiles of BFS’s rallies (see below) show that exposing and opposing white supremacist organizing works. BFS ultimately failed as a coalition.

Since 2019, most BFS members have moved to Patriot Front or Nationalist Social Club.

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