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Trans Activist Descibes In Their Own Words The Police Brutality And Hate At Boston Tea Party Rally

Last night I published a quick post about the police brutality, hate and violence experienced by Occupy Boston protesters which occureed at the Boston Tea Party’s Partiot’s Day Rally on Boston Commons yesterday which featured anti-gay hate group leaders Scott Lively and Brian Caremaker.

Today I recieved an email from the Occupty Boston  protestor pictured above who became a victim of brutality at the hands of the BPD. They recount the details of the event and the anti-LGBT hate of the Tea Party:

Hey,

I’m in a bit of an adrenaline crash right now, so I’m not sure how well I can give a full account of what happened today. There were at least 5 independent groups protesting against the rally today, two  of which was Occupy Boston Queer and Trans Direct Action Working Group

We had plans to “Mic Check” the event, with some language about how their supposed “family values” actually destroy families that have LGBT members in them etc. Some of us were dressed up, others were attempting to go “stealth”. I was one of the “dressed up” people — wearing a wig, glitter, some make up, and a black bandana over my face. We were in the crowd ready to mic check when the Antifa group came marching in carrying a banner, chanting about women’s rights. I think they were more protesting the Tea Party in general as being a neo-fascist group rather than specifically protesting the anti-LGBT hate groups being represented.

Anyway, a Tea Partier grabbed their banner, an altercation developed, and the Occupy Boston  groups started  chanting “FASCISTS OUT”, as the Tea Partiers chanted “USA! USA!” (oh the irony…)

Two of our protesters were arrested, and I moved away from the crowd to show solidarity with them and follow as they were arrested.  After that, I moved back into the crowd, and a Tea Partier knocked the wig off my head. I picked it up said to him “Why do you think it’s okay to knock my wig off my head?”. He replied “Oh, my hand slipped”.

 I was going to continue talking to him but then the officer in the picture approached me and said “okay, take your shit and get out of here”, shoving me back. I said to him “Don’t shove me.” He then said “Don’t shove you!?” and then choked me, for a short period of time. My comrades reacted pretty quick, taking those pictures, getting his badge number, etc. He was rough with several other people, grabbing one of my comrades’ phone out of his hand when he tried to take a picture etc.

I moved back and joined the main group of people — all the disparate groups had formed a single large group to chant en masse. This went on for a while. Our group eventually started marching in a circle chanting at the homophobes, things like “RACIST, SEXIST, ANTI-QUEER / YOU CAN’T MAKE US LIVE IN FEAR” “PREACH LOVE, NOT HATE”. 

One of my comrades from was arrested for holding up a vial of fake blood in the faces of tea partiers — symbolic of the blood of all the LGBT people who are murder and driven to suicide because of their hate.

At this point, I left the rally to do jail support for my 3 arrested comrades.

I am not sure what happened after I left.

-A-

I think we can finally put to bed the lies that the Tea Party has been telling us for these past few years that they are all only about “fiscal responsibility”. 

Violence & Police Brutality Erupt At Tea Party Event Featuring Anti-Gay Scott Lively

Reports of violence and police brutality are trickling in concerning Occupy Boston’s counter protest against homophobia at The Boston Tea Party’s Patriots’ Day Rally on Boston Commons today.

Among the Tea Party’s  featured speakers were the anti-gay MassResistance’s Brian Camenker, Abiding Truth Ministry’s Scott Lively, and Don Feder (who once described himself as making Atilla the Hunn look like a “a limousine liberal”) were listed as featured speakers.

Lively’s Abiding Truth Ministries is classified as a certified hate group by the Souther  (What n Poverty Law Center. And Lively himself has has called for the criminalization of “the public advocacy of homosexuality”, is directly linked to pending Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda, and is co-author of The Pink Swastika, which states in the preface that “homosexuals the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities.”

Not much is known at this time but it appears that and some members of Occupy Boston were harassed and roughed up by Boston Tea Party members by Boston Tea Party members with at lleast one BPD officer (badge number 4534)  becoming quite violent and choaking a young trans avtivist who was  holding  nothing but a pink wig in their hands.

More news to follow as updates come in…….

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