Rehoboth Man Among Straight Pride Protestors Arraigned in Boston
BOSTON — A Rehoboth man is among the 36 protestors facing charges after clashing with police officers and organizers of the Straight Pride Parade in Boston over the weekend.
The Boston Herald reports that 18 of those protestors were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday, including 37-year-old Richard Wood, of Rehoboth.
Wood is charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and carrying a dangerous weapon. He was among a group of seven protestors arraigned before Judge Richard Sinnott, who denied requests from prosecutors to dismiss their cases.
In another courtroom, three protestors facing charges of assault on a police officer were told to “stay out of Boston” by Judge Thomas Horgan. The Judge even denied a request from one of the men to visit family in Jamaica Plain.
While Wood was among a number of protestors known to not live in Boston, others were found to have traveled from as far as Pennsylvania and Minnesota to protest the parade.