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5,000 at Boston Rally Hear Religious Liberty Defended, Moseley Assailed

More than 5,000 persons last night crowded the Boston Opera House in a Bunker Hill Day demonstration for “democracy and religious liberty.” Prof. Arthur H. Holcombe of Harvard declared Americans “will not repeat the mistake of law-abiding citizens in Germany who lost their liberties because of overscrupulous hesitation; we will rally to the support of the rights of any of us.” Father William C. Kernan of Bayonne, N.J., denounced Father Charles E. Coughlin and General George Van Horn Moseley, declaring their activities aimed “at the destruction of democracy.” Mayor Maurice J. Tobin sent a message urging “unification of all racial and religious groups to combat those forces in America which seek to import foreign and hostile doctrines such as Nazism and Communism.”