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Son of top House Democrat arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and vandalizing a monument

The son of Democratic Rep. Katherine Clark was arrested in Boston Saturday night after allegedly painting anti-police slogans on a monument and then attacking an officer while she was taken into custody.

According to the Boston Police news release On Sunday, Jared Dowell, 23, of Melrose, Massachusetts, was arrested during a protest against police.

Clark described Dowell as “non-binary”, and on Twitter on Sunday, she called him “Riley” and “my daughter.” Establishment media also described Dowell as Clark’s daughter.

“I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in raising children,” said the Congresswoman from Massachusetts. “This will be assessed by the legal system and I have confidence in this process.”

According to the police report, Incident took place near the Parkman Bandstand Monument on the City’s historic green space around 9:30 pm on Saturday.

They said Powell defaced the monument by spray-painting “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB,” which stands for “All cops are bastards.”

When Dowell was being arrested, “a group of about 20 protesters began to surround the officers, shouting profanity through megaphones on the street, causing traffic to stop,” the report said.

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“During the intervention in the arrest of Jared Dowell, an officer was hit in the face and bleeding from the nose and mouth was visible,” the report said.

Dowell is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, destruction or damage to personal property, and damaging property with graffiti/tags, police said.

Police said a second protester was detained about an hour later.

As noted WHDH-TVThe Boston protest was in support of the Atlanta protest, during which left-wing demonstrators set fire to a police car and ransacked businesses.

Boston Herald noted that last year Clark was arrested outside the Washington DC Supreme Court during an anti-abortion protest when she and others refused to stop blocking the street.

Clark said last month that the nation is in the process of a generational change.

“And let me tell you what that means to me as a member of another generation,” she said Dec. 4 on NBC.Meet the press. “I remember my middle child waking up with nightmares about climate change. I had a family in the cinema, when the film stopped, my children immediately felt: “There must be a shooter with us in the cinema.”

“This is the type of experience we’re going to bring as we continue to strive to meet this moment of challenge for the American people with progress.”

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