How Bostonians are reacting after white supremacist group Patriot Front marched through the cityPlay
About 100 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front marched through Boston wearing face coverings and holding flags and banners Saturday. As WBUR reported, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins said they were told by Boston police and the FBI that neither agency had advance warning the group planned to demonstrate in the city.
WBUR's Walt Wuthmann explains what happened at the march. Investigators say they're analyzing video recordings to identify members of the group who allegedly assaulted a Black person. We also talk about potential legal consequences for marchers with Kevin Hayden, the interim district attorney for Suffolk County and Andrew Lelling, former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts.
Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo and the Rev. Kevin Peterson, founder of the New Democracy Coalition then join to discuss how Bostonians and city leaders are reacting to the news.
This segment aired on July 6, 2022.