Boston Police Union Calls on Radical Democrat Ayanna Pressley to Pull Support for Violent Antifa Terrorists
Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ayanna Pressley pushed a fundraiser for bail money for a group of far left Boston protesters who attacked police on Saturday.
The arrests, 36 in all, came after a “Straight Pride” parade in Boston, Massachusetts, this weekend, according to the Boston Herald.
According to BizPac Review several of the arrested antifa members were charged with assault and battery on a police officer, and a number of others were charged with resisting arrest. Other protesters face charges of carrying a dangerous weapon or assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
The Antifa protesters were reportedly tossing urine bombs at police officers.
On Monday Boston police called on Democrat Ayanna Pressley to pull her support from the violent leftist group.
The Washington Times reported:
A Boston police union leader on Tuesday urged Rep. Ayanna Pressley to withdraw her support for activists arrested at an antifa-fueled counter-protest, saying her support for a bail fund serves to “encourage criminal and disruptive behavior.”
In an open letter to the Massachusetts Democrat, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association president Michael Leary said the “so-called peaceful protesters” injured four officers working security Saturday at the Straight Pride Parade, which drew more than 1,000 counter-demonstrators.
“I urge you to reconsider your support of the protest bail fund,” the letter said. “Instead, I hope you will make it clear to your supporters that you don’t approve of violent behavior against public safety personnel.”
Police arrested 36 activists at the Boston parade, charging nine with assault and battery on a police officer. Other charges included resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.