The daughter of top Democrat Katherine Clark was arrested at an Antifa protest in Boston.
Police reportedly saw Jared “Riley” Dowell spray-painting “All Cops Are Bastards” and “NO COP CITY” on a Parkman Bandstand memorial on the east side of Boston Common around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Clark, who is the minority whip of the house, addressed Dowell’s controversial arrest, calling it a “difficult time”. Dowell is non-binary.
“Last night my daughter was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts,” Clark wrote on Twitter.
“I love Riley and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain of parenthood. This will be evaluated by the legal system and I am confident in the process.’
Police reportedly saw Jared “Riley” Dowell spray-painting “All Cops Are Bastards” and “NO COP CITY” on a Parkman Bandstand memorial on the east side of Boston Common around 9:30 p.m. Saturday
Katherine Clark’s daughter Jared “Riley” Dowell was arrested at Antifa protests on Saturday night. Pictured: Clark and Dowell in 2016
Clark, who is the minority whip of the house, addressed the dispute surrounding Dowell’s arrest, calling it a “difficult time”.
About 20 protesters surrounded police officers while Dowell, 23, was arrested with some obscenities shouted through megaphones.
The protest caused traffic to come to a complete standstill as participants created a scene on the sidewalk, police said.
A protester punched an officer in the face, causing him to bleed from his nose and mouth, police said.
Dowell, 23, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, destroying or injuring personal property and vandalizing property with graffiti.
Dowell is expected to be charged in the Boston Municipal.
Dowell, 23, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, destroying or injuring personal property and vandalizing property with graffiti. Pictured: Clark and Dowell in 2018
The Parkman Bandstand Monument is a prominent bandstand on the east side of Boston Common in Boston
Earlier this month, Clark spoke about extremism in politics while pointing the finger at the GOP during the debate over Kevin McCarthy’s nomination as Speaker of the House.
Clark took a few hits against the Republican Party, according to Boston.com, insisting they didn’t support the same values as Democrats, such as: B. Equal pay for women.
She claimed there was a split between party leaders that was hampering Congress as McCarthy failed to garner enough votes to be elected speaker for about two weeks.
“Unable to organise, unable to govern, unable to lead,” Clark said, according to the news outlet.
“Years of blind pursuit of power, pandering to special interest favors, and bowing to election deniers have left the GOP in tatters.”
“Let’s look at the extremists who have taken power,” she continued.
Clark called Republican Representatives Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz.
“Let’s stop using the campaign trappings and tactics to get people to turn against us, even when my favorite president calls us and tells us, ‘We have to end this.’ I think it actually needs to be reversed.’
Earlier this month, Clark spoke about extremism in politics while pointing the finger at the GOP during the debate over Kevin McCarthy’s nomination as Speaker of the House
Another person was arrested about an hour after Dowell in Boston for graffiti and resisting arrest.
Andrea Colletti, 27, was caught by officers after a short foot chase.
Colletti gave the officers a brief struggle before she was handcuffed.
Meanwhile, Antifa protests in Atlanta turned violent on Saturday when rioters armed with explosives shouted “I can’t breathe” as they were arrested by cops after setting cars on fire, hurling firecrackers and smashing windows with hammers.
Dressed in black hoodies, ski masks and surgical face masks to disguise their identities while they committed acts of vandalism, at least three were video footage of police officers pinning them to the ground while they yelled George Floyd’s last words.
Unlike Floyd, who died at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020, those who were handcuffed Saturday night were clearly able to breathe and made their vocal claims audible in front of cameras.
The six arrested rioters have not yet been identified and their charges have not yet been released.