By Bob Katzen
“It is time, federal, state and local to make it illegal to cover your faces in public events and demonstrations,” tweeted Sen. Dean Tran (R-Fitchburg) last week. “A danger to public safety and our police officers. No one or group is above the law.”
Tran announced his intention to file such a proposalbv after four police officers were injured and 36 people were arrested last weekend during skirmishes between police and protesters demonstrating against a straight pride parade in Boston. Some of the protesters, including members of the leftist group Antifa, wore masks or bandanas to hide their faces.
“Everyone should feel safe attending public events,” said Tran. “Disguising oneself to cause disruption and inflict harm on others and law enforcement should not be tolerated.”