Speakers At Boston's Tea Party Event Scream At Protesters: 'We Will Not Be Silenced By Faggots'

(via Think Progress)

By Igor Volsky

Boston Police is investigating its officers’ response to rowdy duel protests at the Boston Common on Sunday, Tax Day, after a photo surfaced showing “a city officer with his hand around a protester’s neck.” As Daily Kos’ Scott Wooledge reports, the Tea Party-organized event was co-sponsored by the vehemently anti-gay MassResistence and featured Scott Lively, “professional worldwide hunter of homosexuals and top proponent of “gay cure'” and a proponent of Uganda’s infamous ‘kill gays’ legislation.

As counter-protesters – including Occupy Boston Queer and Trans Direct Action Working Group – expressed their opposition to Lively’s participation “one of the speakers said from the podium, broadcast across the loud speakers at the Commons, “We will not be silenced by faggots.” Read a first-hand account from the protester roughed up in the picture at Back2Stonewall.

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