City officials across the country are nervously trying to figure out how to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville, Va., as alt-right leaders and white nationalist groups vow to stage more rallies in coming days.
A group claiming it is advocating free speech has planned a rally for Saturday on the historic Boston Common, with a group advocating racial justice planning its own gathering in opposition. Boston officials said they have laid down strict conditions, including no sticks, weapons or backpacks.
"Make no mistake: We do not welcome any hate groups to Boston, and we reject their message," Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat, said Wednesday.
A rally scheduled...