Protesters in Boston took to the streets en masse in response to a planned “Free Speech Rally” this afternoon.
There were some protesters scuffling with the police, and minutes before the President tweeted, a New York Times reporter tweeted that the police commissioner believes there were “up to 20 arrests” in the crowd of thousands.
Twitter was quick to weigh in on this latest presidential statement:
UPDATE –– 4:35 pm ET: Trump later tweeted out this message about the protests (though “heal” is misspelled):
UPDATE –– 4:52 pm ET: That above tweet was taken down and replaced with one that spelled “heal” correctly, and the President also tweeted praise for protesters “speaking out against bigotry and hate.”
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