More than 30 groups are rallying at the Massachusetts Statehouse to denounce hate incidents reported around the country after the election.
About 200 people gathered outside the State House around 11 a.m. Monday. Attorney General Maura Healey talked to the crowd about alarming reports she has heard about "bias-motivated conduct." She mentioned disturbing incidents on racism that have occurred in Massachusetts including the one at Attleboro High School.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that while he is still speaking as a Democrat, the city needs to move forward together as one.
Organizers Anti-Defamation Leauge say the event's message is that no matter who people supported in the presidential election, hate crimes are not acceptable and do not represent the whole city, state or country.
There have been reports of racist and anti-religious incidents around the country since the Nov. 8 election. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday, there have been 701 hateful incidents of harassment reported in the U.S. in the week since the presidential election, although not all reports have been verified. In addition, about 65 percent of the incidents were from the first three days following the election, and there has been a steady drop-off since, according to the hate-tracking group.