Gov. Baker signs resolution denouncing white nationalism

Gov. Baker signs resolution denouncing white nationalism


WPRI DOT COM. (CG) TENSIONS ARE GROWING IN BOSTON — OVER THIS WEEKEND’S FREE SPEECH RALLY. ON WEDNESDAY– THE CITY GRANTED A PERMIT TO RALLY ORGANIZERS. BUT IT COMES WITH A LOT OF RESTRICTIONS — INCLUDING A BAN ON BACKPACKS, STICKS — PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING THAT COULD BE USED AS A WEAPON. THE PERMIT IS FOR 100 PEOPLE — FOR TWO HOURS. THE CITY SAYS BARRIERS WILL SEPARATE PARTICIPANTS — FROM A PLANNED COUNTER PROTEST. AS THAT RALLY APPROACHES– GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER — AND OTHER STATE LEADERS SIGNED A PROCLAMATION TODAY — CONDEMNING THE DEADLY VIOLENCE AT A WHITE SUPEREMACIST RALLY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER ERIC HALPERIN JOINS US FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH MORE.. NEW AT FIVE THIRTY- (EH) State leaders in Massachusetts coming together today to denounce the deadly attack that took place over the weekend in Virginia. Governor Charlie Baker, the senate president and speaker of the house all signing the joint resolution and proclamation. Be it resolved and proclaimed that.. VO: Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker with strong words against the violence that took place in Charlottesville over the weekend..killing one woman and injuring more than a dozen others. totalitarian impulses, violence, xenophobic biases and bigoted ideologies that are promoted by white nationalists and neonazis are strongly denounced and opposed VO: Other state leaders like Senate President Stan Rosenberg joined the governor this morning. And further that law enforcement agencies and elected officials at every level of government are urged to condemn white nationalists and neonazi ideology. VO: This comes a couple days before a controversial Boston Free Speech rally is set to take place. BOSTON CBS AFFILIATE, WBZ, reports rally Organizers say it does not encourage violence…that it’s purpose is to come out against recent political violence the country has seen. Rosenberg read more of the proclomation after the governor. vigorously pursue justice in response to hateful fueled violence and work to ensure the protection of the marginalized and targeted communities (EH) Copies of the proclamation are also being sent to the mayor of charlottesville and President Trump. Reporting live in the newsroom I’m Eric

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