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(FreedomWire.org) – House Democratic Whip Katherine Clark’s daughter was arrested for spray-painting a monument and assaulting a police officer during a protest yesterday in Boston. Clark became the second highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives after she was elected whip last month.

She said: “Last night, my daughter was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts. I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting. This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process.”

Boston Police Department issued a statement that said: “Incident 1: At about 9:30 PM, on Saturday, January 21, 2021, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a protest at the Parkman Bandstand Monument located within the Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street.

“Upon arrival officers observed an individual defacing the monument with spray paint. The tagging read “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB”.

“The suspect was later identified as Jared Dowell, 23, of Melrose.

“During the arrest of Jared Dowell, a group of about 20 protesters began to surround officers while screaming profanities though megaphones on the public street causing traffic to come to a standstill.

“While interfering with the arrest of Jared Dowell, an officer was hit in the face and could be seen bleeding from the nose and mouth.  

“Jared Dowell was placed under arrest and charged with; Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Destruction or Injury of Personal Property and Damage of Property by Graffiti/Tagging. Dowell is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

“Incident 2: At about 10:27 PM, on Saturday, January 21, 2023, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) made a second arrest at the Parkman Bandstand Monument of Andrea Colletti, 27, of Brighton. 

“After attempting to flee on foot, she was apprehended. After a brief struggle ensued, she was placed under arrest and charged with; Damage of Property by Graffiti/Tagging, Destruction or Injury of Personal Property and Resisting Arrest. Colletti is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court,” BPD said.

According to Fox News:

“The Boston Police Department referred to the suspect as “Jared Dowell.” Clark has spoken in the past about how one of her children is non-binary.”