After the violent white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week ended with three deaths and dozens of injuries, one would think that far-right groups would want to lay low for a while. Instead, a group in Boston congregated on Saturday to participate in a “free speech” march.
The rally attendees were met with a massive group of counter-protesters, who carried signs with messages such as “No Trump. No KKK. No racist USA” and “Americans against hate.”
One counter-protester told CNN about their reason for protesting at the march:
‘Boston is a beautiful city, but Boston needs to get it together. It has always been a racist city.’
The Boston rally ended quite early, around 1:30 p.m., and since then, plenty of right-wing groups have made it clear that they had issues with the counter-protesters who showed up. Many seem to be particularly bothered by the assumption that all Trump supporters are aligned with the white supremacist groups that gathered in Charlottesville.
On Saturday, in an effort to prove that all Trump supporters are not white and racist, a Twitter user who posts under the handle @WeWantTrump2020 shared a photo of a black man wearing a “Trump/Pence” T-shirt and a black woman holding up a “Trump/Pence” campaign sign. The tweet included the following caption:
‘To everyone in Boston,
‘Are these some of the “white supremacist Nazis” you are rioting over?’
To everyone in Boston,
Are these some of the “white supremacist Nazis” you are rioting over? pic.twitter.com/cy1R4XDIE1
— Donald Trump 2020 (@WeWantTrump2020) August 19, 2017
There’s one big problem with the above tweet. The picture was most likely taken last year at the Republican National Convention in Ohio. The sign on the building in the background is for the Welty Building Company, which is located in Cleveland.
Commenters were quick to point this out in their responses to the tweet. While @WeWantTrump2020 tried to argue at one point by saying that they were just trying to make a general point about not all Trump supporters being white, their efforts were ultimately in vain. Check out some of the best responses to the recycled photo below:
Featured image via Alex Wong/Getty Images.