"Our great country has been divided for decades", he tweeted. "Sometimes protest is needed in order to heel, and heel we will!"
"I want to applaud the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate", he continued".
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Brisett had driven the team from midfield to the Houston 8, but he was hit while going back to throw and fumbled. In all, he was on the field for 15 of the team's first 17 snaps but was never targeted with a catchable pass.
Thousands of counter-protesters from the "Fight Supremacy" march walked from Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury to Boston Common carrying signs with messages including "Black Lives Matter" and "No Trump".
Evans said three groups of protesters turned out, the first amendment right folks, those who opposed that group and some who came to cause problems.
Hundreds of police officers were stationed throughout the park to keep the peace, and the rally and counter-protest remained largely non-violent.
They marched through the city to Boston Common, where many gathered near a bandstand abandoned early by the conservatives who had planned to deliver a series of speeches.
Some confrontations involving counter-protesters occurred, including a group that grabbed an American flag out of an elderly woman's hands, causing her to stumble and fall to the ground. By noon, police estimated there were at least 15,000 of them, with more joining throughout the day.
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At the start of Thursday's meeting, Tillerson pointedly shook the hand of Thornton after greeting the Japanese visitors. He talked about purging rivals from the Defense and State departments to advance a more hawkish policy.
He also praised local officials, including Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, for their efforts.
The city of Boston is bracing for a rally organized by right-wing individuals only a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally fell into chaos.
Protesters face off with riot police escorting conservative activists following a march in Boston against a planned "free speech rally" on Boston Common, on August 19, 2017.
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Overwhelmed by the carnage, bystanders and the first paramedics to arrive could do little more than comfort the injured and dying. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and King Felipe VI attended a memorial Mass at Barcelona's famous Sagrada Familia Basilica.