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Boston Free Speech Movement On Its Speakers: 'This Is Our Group ... We Get To Decide Who We Let Use It'09:30Download

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John Medlar, a spokesman for the Boston Free Speech Coalition, at WBUR (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Organizers of the Free Speech Rally planned for this Saturday on the Boston Common say they've met with Boston officials and plan to move forward with the event.

Mayor Marty Walsh has expressed concern that the event could attract groups that would lead to violence and public safety concerns. The rally's original lineup of speakers included individuals who spoke at the "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. That event ended in violent clashes and 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a driver mowed down a group of counter-protesters.

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John Medlar, co-organizer of the Boston New Free Speech Movement, which tweets @nfsmofficial.

This segment aired on August 16, 2017.

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