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The protesters and counter protesters were separated by barriers on either side of Beacon Street and lines of police officers.

Photos: A tale of two demonstrations on Beacon Hill

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
June 27, 2020

Two groups of protesters squared off Saturday in front of the State House. On one side, a local far-right political group hosted a “Restore Sanity” protest in support of police, and on the other,...

Protesters and counter protesters exchanged shouted insults from across the street.

Protesters square off in front of State House

By Parker Purifoy and Abigail Hadfield
June 27, 2020

Beacon Street became a no man's land between two conflicting rallies on Saturday, separated by metal barriers and rows of police. On one side, a local far-right political group hosted a “Restore Sanity”...

A protestor is arrested during last Augusts Straight Pride Parade. The group that organized the parade, Super Happy Fun America, is set to clash with counter-protestors Saturday afternoon at a pro-police rally.

Dueling protests to clash on Boston Common

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
June 27, 2020

The organizers of last summer’s Straight Pride Parade that erupted into violence, will hold a pro-police rally at the Massachusetts State House Saturday that will likely be met with considerable opposition...

Parade organizers talk to a crowd outside of City Hall after marching from Copley Square. Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Staff

How we reported on the Straight Pride Parade

September 4, 2019

Beacon Voices is a news series aimed at describing the reporting process behind some of The Beacon's biggest stories. In this edition, we talked to reporters who covered the Straight Pride Parade. Belen...

Super Happy Fun America President John Hugo (center) and organizers Samson Racioppi (right) and Mark Sahady spoke at the Thursday night press conference. Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondent

Parade organizers raise safety concerns following Pelton’s statement

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
August 29, 2019

Straight Pride Parade organizer Samson Racioppi said at a press conference Thursday night that President M. Lee Pelton put parade organizers at risk by denouncing the parade to the Emerson community.  The...

Emerson College President M. Lee Pelton

UPDATED: Pelton denounces Straight Pride Parade in community email

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
August 28, 2019

President M. Lee Pelton released a statement today condemning the Straight Pride Parade scheduled to pass by Emerson’s campus on Saturday, August 31.  The parade, which received a permit from the...

The Straight Pride Parade will begin at Copley Square and head towards the college on Boylston Street. Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Staff

Straight Pride Parade Passing Emerson on Move-In Weekend

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
August 22, 2019

President Pelton released a statement on Wednesday, August 28. Read the most recent coverage here.  President M. Lee Pelton plans to release a statement in the following days ahead of the Boston Straight...

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