Right-wing groups say they will go ahead with a “free speech” rally in Boston this weekend, despite fears of violence. The city’s mayor, Marty Walsh, said they would not be welcome, but at least 4,000 people indicated on Facebook that they planned to attend. The fate of the statue at the centre of the row in Charlottesville remains unclear. The decision to order its removal has been challenged in the courts and the case continues. Another statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina, was toppled by protesters this week.