2 arrested after anti-mandate protesters clash with opposing group in Boston

Two people were arrested after repeated clashes Sunday between a right-wing group protesting against coronavirus mandates and counter-protesters in Boston, a report said.

The feuds — some of which turned physical — broke out on Boston Common during the dueling demonstrations, the Boston Globe reported.

Protesters attending the “Rise Against Tyranny” event expressed opposition to COVID-19 vaccines and other pandemic-related mandates.

In response, an opposing group launched a “Mask Up Against Hate” protest.

Despite a heavy police presence, the two sides on several occasions fought each other and knocked down barricades separating them.

No injuries were reported during any of the clashes.

But one of the “Rise Against Tyranny” protesters was sprayed with some type of irritant while feuding with a counter-protester, the report said.

It wasn’t immediately clear which group the two people arrested were affiliated with.

source: nypost.com