Top Democrat Katherine Clark’s daughter was arrested during an Antifa protest in Boston.
Police allegedly witnessed Jared ‘Riley’ Dowell spray painting ‘All Cops Are Bastards’ and ‘NO COP CITY’ on a Parkman Bandstand Monument on the eastern side of the Boston Common on Saturday around 9.30pm.
Clark, who is the House Minority Whip, addressed Dowell’s contentious 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 in parenting. This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process.’
About 20 protestors surrounded cops while Dowell, 23, was arrested with some shouted profanity through megaphones.
The protest led to traffic coming to a complete stop as participants created a scene on the sidewalk, police said.
One protestor hit an officer in the face causing him to bleed from his nose and mouth, police said.
Dowell, 23, was charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Destruction or Injury of Personal Property and Damage of Property by Graffiti.
Dowell is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal.
Earlier this month, Clark spoke out about extremism in politics while pointing fingers at the GOP during the debate about whether to appoint Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House.
Clark took a few hits at the Republican party insisting they didn’t support the same values as Democrats, such as equal pay for women, according to Boston.com.
She claimed there was a disconnect between party leaders which was hindering Congress as McCarthy failed to garner enough votes to be elected as speaker for about two weeks.
‘Unable to organize, unable to govern, unable to lead,’ Clark said, according to the news outlet.
‘Years of blindly pursuing power, currying the favor of special interests, and bowing to election deniers has left the GOP in shambles.’
‘Let’s look at the extremists who have taken over,’ she continued.
Clark proceeded to call out Republican Representatives Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Matt Gaetz.
‘Let’s stop with the campaign smears and tactics to get people to turn against us, even having my favorite president call us and tell us “We need to knock this off.” I think it actually needs to be reversed.’
Another person was taken into custody for graffiti and resisting arrest in Boston about an hour after Dowell.
Andrea Colletti, 27, was caught by officers after a short chase on foot.
Colletti gave cops a brief struggle before she was placed in handcuffs.
Meanwhile, Antifa protests in Atlanta became violent on Saturday as rioters armed with explosives screamed ‘I can’t breathe’ as they were arrested by police officers after torching cars, hurling fireworks, and smashing windows with hammers.
Clad in black hoodies, ski masks, and surgical face masks in order to obscure their identity as they perpetrated acts of wanton vandalism, video footage saw at least three being pinned to the ground by police officers all the while screaming George Floyd’s dying words.
However, unlike Floyd who died at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020, those who were being placed in cuffs on Saturday night were clearly able to breathe and they made their full-throated claims audible, in front of cameras.
The six rioters who were arrested have not yet been identified and their charges have not been released.
* Article from: Daily Mail