Counter-protesters burn Trump effigy at ‘Straight Pride’ rally in Boston

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Two people were arrested by police at a counter-protest against a pro-Trump protest organized by Super Happy Fun America in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 18, local news reported.

The group Super Happy Fun America (SHFA) is most well-known for organizing a straight pride parade in Boston in 2019 as a counter to LGBTQ pride celebrations.

The SHFA said the event, dubbed “Peaceful Protest Against Democrat Violence”, was in protest against Black Lives Matter and Antifa, which they described as the “extremist wing of the Democrat Party,” and the “systematic destruction of our country.”

An anti-fascist counter-protest was organized by local groups.

Videos filmed by Faine Greenwood show protesters burning a Trump effigy and being sprayed by police and detained in Boston’s Copley Square on Sunday.

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