A right-wing group’s protest against COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates turned into a nasty feud with Antifa counter-demonstrators whose rallying cry was to ‘tell the Capitol Rioters to Get Out of Boston.’
The high noon COVID protest at Boston Common on Sunday was organized by a group called Super Happy Fun America, which describes itself as ‘a right of center civil rights organization focusing on defending the Constitution, opposing gender madness and defeating cultural Marxism.’
However, anti-fascist demonstrators that included ‘Green Monster Antifa’ – a play on the famous left field wall at Fenway Park – and ‘Solidarity Against Hate – Boston,’ announced on Twitter they would be showing up to the event in order to ‘Tell the Capitol Rioters to Get Out of Boston.’
The resulting clash forced police officers dressed in riot gear to break up confrontations between the two warring protest groups.
The group Super Happy Fun America clashed with Boston antifa members at a demonstration Sunday
The group, which had previously held a ‘Straight Pride’ event that made headlines, was protesting vaccine and mask mandates
Protesters were against not only the mandates but against the use of masking and vaccines
One protester sported the infamous anti-Biden ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ catchphrase
The promotional poster for the event quotes founding father Benjamin Franklin
‘Green Monster Antifa’ was one of the groups protesting against Super Happy Fun America
‘Solidarity Against Hate – Boston’ also counter-demonstrated
Photos showed at least one protester getting pepper-sprayed in the face, while others tussled and at least one person was seen receiving medical attention from police while lying on the ground.
Two people were arrested during the confrontations, cops said. The official police reports haven’t been filed but a spokesperson for the Boston PD told DailyMail.com they would likely be charged with disorderly conduct.
Several protesters were holding flags that said ‘Death To Fascism’ as well as flags displaying the hammer and sickle.
Another video from a local news reporter shows Antifa members yelling ‘Nazis Out!’ to people inside of a U-Haul van trying to leave the event.
The Antifa members attempted to troll speakers and demonstrators by blaring loud music and playing instruments.
The right-wing group gained notoriety in 2019 for holding a ‘Straight Pride’ event that drew hundreds of counter-demonstrators that blasted the members as being homophobic extremists.
Sunday’s ‘Rise Against Tyranny’ march was to speak out against federal vaccination and mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
One protester dressed as the Statue of Liberty
One protester used a sign with a common refrain of the anti-vaxx movement: ‘My body, my choice’
Boston police were prepared and dressed in riot gear for the demonstrations
A fence comes down as protesters and counter-protesters clash at Boston Common
Antifa demonstrators come to attempt to counter-protest the anti-vaxx protesters
Marchers also demonstrated against the possibility of vaccine passports
Police arrested two people for disorderly conduct
One man receives attention from police while on the ground
Boston police said that the protests remained largely under control despite the clashes