BPD Assaults Occupy Boston Activist

At yesterday’s Mass Tea Party Patriot’s rally on the Boston Common, a Boston police officer choked a member of Occupy Boston, who was there as part of a counter-protest organized by Occupy Boston’s Queer / Trans Direct Action Working Group and a loose coalition of LGBT and Anti-Fascist groups.  Occupy Boston condemns this assault on one of our own and the First Amendment. We demand that Police Commissioner Evans suspend this officer while a full review is conducted to determine further disciplinary action.  We are outraged that a member of the Boston Police Department would assist the Tea Party and Scott Lively by actively working to silence someone who was there to peacefully challenge their virulent anti-LBGT agenda.For a complete first person account by the trans activist who was attacked, please visit http://www.back2stonewall.com/2012/04/occupy-boston-trans-activist.html.

For more on the Mass Tea Party Patriot’s Rally, please visit http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/16/1083675/-MA-Tea-Party-Patriots-We-will-not-be-silenced-by-faggots-.

Photo courtesy of  Paul Weiskel.  To see more of Paul’s photos from the protest, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/31167233@N08/sets/72157629461002076/with/6935577808.