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Protest against Charlottesville violence continue on Boston Common

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BOSTON - Shortly after Saturday’s attack, a rally on the Boston Common called for an end to the violence and hate and continued on Sunday.

But a rally scheduled to take place next Saturday is hosted by a free speech group claiming it has no affiliation to the white nationalist group in Virginia.

The group is called Boston Free Speech. The group held a rally on the Common back in May.

The group wrote on its Facebook page it is not associated with the organizers of the Charlottesville rally.

MORE: Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

Despite that, people who spoke to Boston 25 News say they plan to counter protest the event.

One of the hundreds taking a stand against white supremacists on the Common Saturday was Joey Hsu.

The protests in Charlottesville hit close to home for Hsu, who just graduated from the University of Virginia. He says he still has friends there.

“Personally, that just sent shivers down my spine, I can't imagine for them to actually be there in person,” he said. “I just encourage them to continue using that passion in a respectful and peaceful manner.”

That was certainly the message on the Common, rallying together to show unity and resistance.

Boston Free Speech also posted on Facebook it’s already received death threats, and the group planning to contact Boston Police.

Here’s a list of local events organized after the attack in Charlottesville Saturday.

COMPLETE LIST AROUND COUNTRY

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Peacekeepers Unite!
Falmouth Village Green
Falmouth, MA 02540

When:
Sunday, August 13, 11:00 AM 

We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us. Stand against hate, for peace, justice, antiracism, against anti-semitism; AGAINST alt-right violence, bigotry, hatred. misogny. BRING SIGNS, FLAGS, LOVE.
Link to event information.

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Cape Ann Stands with Charlottesville
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Gloucester, MA 01930

When:
Sunday, August 13, 2:00 PM 

All are invited to gather on the Gloucester UU green to show support and solidarity for the city of Charlottesville, VA, to mourn the violent death of those that stood up to hatred, and to unite in our own commitment to love. There will be a time for silence, a time for sharing, a time for music, and a time to ring the bell..
Link to event information.

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Keene Stands with Charlottesville
Central Square
Keene, NH 03431

When:
Sunday, August 13, 2:00 PM 

Love can be stronger than hate -- but only if we show up. Join us to stand with American against racism and for the brave anti-racism allies in #Charlottesville.
Link to event information.

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Plymouth Stands Against Hate
1820 Courthouse Green

When:
Sunday, August 13, 4:00 PM 

In response to the events in Charlottesville, we stand together to promote the acceptance of all people.
Link to event information.

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Rally Against Racism
Worcester City Hall

When:
Sunday, August 13, 6:00 PM 

We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us.
Link to event information.

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Stand Out Against Hate
Westford Town Common
Westford, MA 01886

When:
Sunday, August 13, 6:30 PM 

We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us.
Link to event information.

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Natick Stands with Charlottesville
The Natick Common
Natick, MA 01760

When:
Sunday, August 13, 6:30 PM 

We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us.
Link to event information.

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Eva Stahl
First Congregational Church Holliston
Holliston, MA 01746

When:
Sunday, August 13, 7:00 PM 

We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us.
Link to event information.

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Bobbe Anderson will be standing at the Rockery
The Rockery
Easton, MA 02356

When:
Sunday, August 13, 7:00 PM 

I am standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join me.
Link to event information.

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Charlottesville Solidarity Candlelight Vigil
Woburn Common
Woburn, MA 01801

When:
Sunday, August 13, 7:00 PM 

We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us. After the horror that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia today we will be standing in solidarity tomorrow evening at Woburn Common at 7pm, peacefully, to send a message that hatred and bigotry will not be tolerated in our community.
Link to event information.

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Lynnfield Stands with Charlottesville
Lynnfield Town Hall
LYNNFIELD, MA 01940

When:
Sunday, August 13, 7:00 PM 

We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us.
Link to event information