BOSTON (AP) — The daughter of US Congressman Catherine Clarke of Massachusetts has been charged with assault after she was arrested during Saturday night’s protests on Boston Common and injured a police officer.
In a statement posted on its website, Boston Police said the 23-year-old boy is expected to be arraigned in Boston City Court.
House Democrat Rep. Clarke said: in a tweet That her daughter, Riley Dowell, was arrested. “I love Riley. This is a very difficult time in the cycle of parenting joys and pains,” Clarke wrote. “This will be assessed by the legal system, but I am confident in the process.”
Clark has spoken publicly about her fear of her own nonbinary children, amid prejudice targeting transgender people.
Police said officers responded to the call at the Parkman Bandstand Monument on Boston Common. Police said they found a person identified as Melrose resident Dowell defaced the memorial with spray paint and anti-police phrases.
During the arrest, “a group of about 20 protesters began to surround the police, shouting profanity through megaphones on the street, and stopped traffic,” police said, adding that “one of the officers punched him in the face.” I saw him and I saw him,” he added. Bleeding from his nose and mouth. ”
Dowell has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, vandalizing or bodily harm to personal property, and damaging property by graffiti/tagging, according to police.
A police shooting in nearby Cambridge earlier this month sparked protests against the use of force. He advanced toward officers with a kukri, a type of sword described by police, and was unable to stop him with a non-lethal “sponge round,” police said.
Clark is serving his sixth term in the House of Representatives, representing the state’s fifth congressional district.
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