As many as 40,000 people took to the streets in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday to protest a âfree speechâ rally that featured right-wing, conservative speakers. Boston granted a permit for the free-speech rally to be held in a downtown park from noon to 2 p.m. EDT, with a maximum of 100 people, though far fewer people showed up. The rally dispersed about 1:30 p.m.
U.N. General Assembly President Peter Thomson tells VOA Russian Service that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of Paris Climate Accord won't sway "global community" resolve to meet goals of that agreement and the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030.
Most Russian-speaking citizens of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York, say they will be voting for the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, this November. They see the qualities his opponents call a âthreat to national securityâ as evidence of his sincerity and bravery. Yuliya Appel narrates this report from the VOA Russian serviceâs Victoria Kupchinetsky and Michael Gutkin.