Boston: Another Controversial Rally on the Common Scheduled for Saturday

The Boston Common will play host to another controversial event on Saturday. 

During a press conference at City Hall Plaza on Tuesday organizer John Medlar denied claims that the Rally for the Republic seeks to encourage racism or violence.

However, Robert Trestan, the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League tells WATD News that one of the listed speakers has a history of committing violent acts.

Trestan also expressed concern that violence could erupt at this event where another event involving families and children is also taking place.


During the Tuesday press conference a rally spokesmen said they worked with the organizers of the Citython Camp Harbor View 5K to address any potential concerns. 

The Rally For the Republic is scheduled to begin at noon at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.


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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.