( CNN) A self-described “free speech” rally on Saturday in downtown Boston was dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters opposed to the organizers’ right-wing views.

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A coalition of predominantly left-leaning groups and activists, including the Black Lives Matter movement, unionized the counterprotest.

The wars came one week after lily-white nationalists and other right-wing radicals clashed with counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the city’s plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city ballpark. One woman was killed and many others injured after a white nationalist reportedly rammed his vehicle into a bunch of counterprotesters.

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