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Emboldened by the abrupt pullout Friday of Caesars Entertainment from a proposal to build a $1 billion resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs, anticasino activists took to East Boston streets Sunday to rally against the plan.
“It shows you there’s something sinister . . . about this whole process,” organizer Pedro Morales, 40, said of Caesars’ decision. “It’s not opinion. There’s evidence now, clear evidence, that this deal had something unsavory about it.”
The international casino giant withdrew from the casino bid late Friday, after state investigators recommended Caesars be disqualified from participating in the competition for the Greater Boston resort casino license.
Casino opponents packed Maverick Street outside Most Holy Redeemer Parish Sunday to hear leaders from Catholic, Protestant, and Evangelical churches, as well as a Muslim imam.