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A man allegedly attacked by white supremacists marching through Boston over the weekend is demanding more information from officers, saying police failed to step in to stop the attack and questioning the lack of information on the hate group, who comes to town.

About 100 people associated with the white supremacist group Patriot Front gathered in several areas of downtown Boston including City Hall Plaza and Copley Square on Saturday, carrying shields and covering their faces during a rally. Police said members of the group attacked black artist Charles Murrell, pushing and kicking him to the ground.

Mayor Michelle Wu said officials plan to press charges but were unaware the group — whose members planned a riot at a Pride event in Idaho last month — was coming. Murrell and activists met with Wu on Wednesday and said they wanted police reports and body camera video of the demonstration, along with an investigation.

“[We want] an independent investigation into the failure of officers present at the scene to take action to intervene during the attack, or the arrest of those who perpetrated an attack,” spiritual adviser Mawakana Onifade said at a press conference after the meeting. “An independent investigation into the intelligence failure that allowed more than 100 white supremacists to roam the streets of Boston on Independence Weekend without an increased police presence.”

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