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DA: Warrants Issued for 3 Men Arrested During Rallies

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    NBC Boston talked to a few of the many protesters against hate, and some on the other side, who showed up on the Boston Common on Saturday. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017)

    Authorities say they're seeking three men who were arrested during a conservative free speech rally and counterdemonstration that drew about 40,000 people in Boston.

    The Suffolk County district attorney's office says the defendants failed to attend their arraignments on Wednesday. Warrants have been issued for their arrests.

    Authorities say Adan Daroba, of Boston, Roberto Bonilla, of Chelsea, and Chad Cruger, of Saratoga, New York, were taken into custody during the Saturday rallies.

    Daroba is accused of attempting to steal several bottles from a vending cart near downtown crossing and then punching police officers who intervened. Bonilla is accused of swinging a pole in the crowd on Boston Common and having a knife in his pocket during his arrest. Cruger allegedly scuffled with officers near Tremont and West streets.

    Two other men arrested with Cruger were arraigned Wednesday and released on their own recognizance. They are scheduled to return to court on Nov. 8.

    Police say 33 people were arrested Saturday and four had weapons, including a loaded firearm. Authorities say the protests near the Common were mostly peaceful.

    Saturday's rallies came a week after a white supremacist rally and counterprotest in Charlottesville that left one person dead.

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