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Black Artist Attacked in White Supremacist March in Boston

Black Artist Attacked in White Supremacist March in Boston

Black Artist Attacked in White Supremacist March in Boston

Murrell shared images of the assault on his social media. (screenshot Valentina Di Liscia/Hyperallergic by way of Instagram)

Charles Murrell, a Black artist, musician, and activist, was injured when he was caught in a white supremacist march this weekend in Boston, native shops reported.

100 members of the Patriot Entrance, a white nationalist hate group, marched by way of the town on Saturday, July 13, carrying navy gear and carrying masks and shirts with the slogan “Reclaim America.” In an account revealed on his Instagram, Murrell mentioned he was assaulted by members of the group whereas strolling previous Boston’s historic Copley Resort on his option to work round 1:30 pm.

“I assumed it was odd {that a} protest was taking place on the sidewalk and never the road,” Murrell wrote. “After I tried to get my telephone to document the masked mob, this occurred (see images).” The accompanying pictures seem to point out Murrell being attacked with a metallic defend.

“Now, pretend bot accounts are in my DM and on my social media pages attempting to instill concern into myself and neighborhood,” Murrell continued. “I assume these are the identical masked white males. I share this to first say, issues haven’t modified a lot. Secondly, because of this I do the work that I do with ardour.”

In response to a police assertion supplied to the Boston Herald, Murrell was knocked to the bottom and suffered cuts to his head, eyebrow, and one finger earlier than he was transported to Boston Medical Heart. Boston officers, together with Mayor Michelle Wu, mentioned that they had no advance data concerning the demonstration. The FBI is one in all a number of teams investigating the march, although no arrests have been made.

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On Monday — the day of the July 4 vacation — Murrell joined plenty of the town’s Black leaders close to the positioning of the altercation to name for extra neighborhood and authorities motion towards racism. Amongst them was Boston civil rights activist Reverend Kevin Peterson, who questioned how the march might have flown beneath the radar of metropolis officers. Patriot Entrance, based within the aftermath of the lethal “Unite the Proper” rally in Charlottesville in 2017, is an offshoot of the neo-Nazi group Vanguard America. In the course of the Saturday demonstration, members carried United States flags depicting 13 stars in a circle, representing the unique colonies, and banners that includes a logo for Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Occasion. 

“It’s mind-boggling to me {that a} group of 100 youngsters of the KKK have been allowed to march throughout the span of the town, from Haymarket to into this space of Again Bay, with out acceptable police presence or surveillance,” Peterson mentioned on Monday. “Whereas the town investigates the perpetrators of the crime, maybe there needs to be some investigation of the police — their capability, means and presence when it comes to monitoring this group.”

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