Ivanka Trump praises Boston counter-demonstrators in tweet

US President's daughter lauds thousands who protested against small free-speech rally in Boston.

JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff,

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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, in a tweet praised the thousands of counter demonstrators who marched in Boston in response to a right-wing free speech rally.

An estimated 15,000 counter demonstrators on Saturday in Boston surrounded a small group of several dozen right-wing demonstrators who marched for free speech a week after a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent when radical leftist groups came to counter protest without a permit. The free speech march disbanded after about an hour and the demonstrators were escorted away by police.

“1:2 It was beautiful to see thousands of people across the U.S.A come together today to peacefully denounce bigotry, racism & anti-semitism,” Ivanka Trump tweeted on Saturday evening. In a second tweet she added: “2:2 We must continue to come together, united as Americans!”

1:2 It was beautiful to see thousands of people across the U.S.A come together today to peacefully denounce bigotry, racism & anti-semitism.

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 20, 2017

2:2 We must continue to come together, united as Americans! ????????

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 20, 2017

Her tweet came several hours after her father, the president, tweeted from his personal Twitter account: “I want to applaud the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one!”

Saturday’s protests were mostly peaceful.

US President Donald Trump praised Boston's mayor and police force for preventing the protests from getting out of hand.

“Great job by all law enforcement officers and Boston Mayor,” Trump tweeted.

“Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston,” he added. “Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.”

Ivanka Trump tweeted a response to last week’s violence in Charlottesville, writing from her personal Twitter account that: “There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.”

Ivanka Trump, who serves as a West Wing adviser to her father, converted to Judaism in 2008 before her marriage to Jared Kusher, who serves as a top aide to Donald Trump.

Boston Commissioner William Evans told the Associated Press that 27 arrests were made on Saturday — mostly for disorderly conduct, but including some for assaulting police officers. Protesters threw bottles, urine and rocks at police officers in the late afternoon, according to police.

The Boston Free Speech Coalition, which organized the event, said it has nothing to do with white nationalism or racism, according to the Associated Press. The coalition also said that it was not related to the organizers of the Charlottesville rally.




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