BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Police are responding to a controversial picture that was taken at Sunday’s “Mass. Tea Party Coalition” rally on Boston Common.
Photographer Paul Weiskel snapped a photo that appears to show a police officer with his hands around the neck of an unidentified protester.READ MORE: Museum Of Fine Arts To Celebrate Juneteenth With Outdoor Programs & Activities
That protester was actually involved in a counter-rally to protest what he called the Mass. Tea Party Coalition’s homophobic stance.READ MORE: 'You Might Have A Hard Time': Passengers at Logan Airport Frustrated Over Limited, Expensive Parking
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Weiskel also snapped a picture as the officer allegedly attempted to take his camera away, which would be in violation of a recent court ruling that permits photographers to take pictures of police officers in public.MORE NEWS: Intermittent Fasting May Not Be As Effective As Calorie-Restricted Dieting
Boston police responded to the photo saying, “Officers were faced with a group of extremely aggressive protesters and were dutifully maintaining order under difficult circumstances.”