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A Sept. 12 demonstration in Claremont, N.H., was inspired by violence last month against an 8-year-old biracial boy that occurred while he played with a group of teenagers outside his home. (James M. Patterson/Valley News via AP). It was around 5 p.m. on a Monday in late August, and an 8-year-old boy, like so many others that summer evening, was playing in a back yard. The others he was with had a few years on him — some were as old as 14 — and he had no reason to suspect that the picnic table or tire swing nearby would become tools for what his family alleges was a racially motivated near-hanging. That night in Claremont, N.H., took a dark turn, the boy’s family claims, when the teens s... Full story

13 September