Ivanka Trump praises Boston counter-protesters in tweet
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Ivanka Trump praises Boston counter-protesters in tweet

First daughter says she takes heart from protesters peacefully denouncing 'bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism'

Ivanka Trump listens as her father, US President Donald Trump, speaks to the press at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey, on August 11, 2017. (AFP/JIM WATSON)
Ivanka Trump listens as her father, US President Donald Trump, speaks to the press at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey, on August 11, 2017. (AFP/JIM WATSON)

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, on Sunday praised the thousands of counter-demonstrators who marched in Boston in response to a far-right “free speech” rally.

An estimated 15,000 counter-demonstrators on Saturday in Boston surrounded a small group of white supremacists who marched a week after a similar rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent. The march disbanded after about an hour and the demonstrators were escorted away by police.

“It was beautiful to see thousands of people across the USA come together today to peacefully denounce bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism,” Ivanka Trump tweeted on Saturday evening. In a second tweet she added: “We must continue to come together, united as Americans!”

Her tweet came several hours after her father, the president, tweeted from his personal Twitter account: “I want to applaud the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one!”

Saturday’s protests were mostly peaceful.

Ivanka Trump tweeted a response to last week’s violence in Charlottesville, writing from her personal Twitter account: “There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.”

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