Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., and his colleague Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Vowed on Saturday to contribute to a fund to collect bail money for the 36 protesters arrested against them. "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston.
Nine of the arrested anti-protesters were charged with attacking police officers, the Boston Herald reported. Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley both tweeted a link to a crowdsourced site called "The Solidarity Against Hate Legal" Defense Fund, which has raised nearly $ 25,000 to pay the bail and other attorney's fees of the detainees March protested.
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"A way to support the local LGBTQ community affected by Boston's White Supremacist parade?" Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter, sharing a link to the fund with the Boston community. "
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Pressley's first tweet about the fund. Pressley slammed the "Straight Pride" event as "# LGBT Hate March" and asked followers to join her to contribute to the fund.
About 200 people marched Saturday for the "Straight Pride Parade" in downtown Boston "Celebrate traditional families and defend heterosexuality," the Boston Globe reported. Members of Super Happy Fun America, the group that organized the parade, were reportedly outnumbered by thousands of demonstrators who had gathered behind police patrols near the Town Hall and criticized the event as homophobic.
At least some of the counter-demonstrators have been identified as Antifa, the controversial right-wing extremist group.
"We are black camouflaged, if we attack these guys, we can not be prosecuted," said Jon Crowley. A self-identified Antifa member, the Boston Herald said during Saturday's parade. He added that he believes that violence is the only way to deal with the "straight pride" marchers, saying, "They are 1
A Massachusetts state senator, Dean Tran, representing Fitchburg, Massachusetts, tweeted on Monday: "It's time to get federal, state and local authorities to make it illegal. Cover your faces Public Events and Demonstrations – A Danger to Public Safety and our Police Officers No one or a group is above the law. "
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one a non-profit, independent bookstore and community center in Boston that raised nearly $ 25,000, surpassing its original $ 15,000 target to pay legal fees, and the surplus goes to Ma ss Bail Fund and Boston GLASS.
Gerren Gaynor of Fox News has contributed to this report.