BOSTON — The daughter of House Democratic Leader Katherine Clark has been charged with assault after an altercation with a police officer who was trying to arrest her for allegedly spray-painting anti-police messages on the bandstand on Boston Common. .

Riley Dowell, 23, who was identified in a police press release On Sunday under the name Jared, which Clark’s office identified as his former name, he was seen defacing the bandstand with «NO COP CITY» and «ACAB» – «all cops are bastards» – during a protest on Saturday. in the evening.

As they were arresting her, police said about 20 protesters began surrounding the officers, chanting profanity and disrupting traffic. During that time, one officer was «hit in the face and could be seen bleeding from his nose and mouth.»