There’s just something about the leftist protesters and rioters in Massachusetts that gives them a special “flavor” even when compared to Antifa and the other radicals in cities around the nation. It’s not that they’re particularly more violent or use different language. (Unless they’re trying to drag you out of your cah on the pahkway, of course.) But their selection of targets for vandalism, arson and destruction veers off in a different direction at times. We already saw one instance of rioters setting fire to a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary this month. Now we have another location on our radar where someone has been putting trash cans over the head of a similarly holy monument only a mile from that attack. And in this case, the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts is asking the police to treat it as a hate crime. (CBS Boston)
A trash can was found on top of a Blessed Virgin Mary statue in Dorchester on two separate occasions last week. The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts is asking police to investigate the incidents as a hate crime.
It happened at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in the overnight hours between July 11 and July 12 and again before the morning of July 16. Trash was also dumped on the property…
Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle said in a statement: “It is becoming increasingly clear that these crimes can no longer be treated as a collection of random incidents perpetrated in isolation by disturbed individuals. The number, timing and frequency of these attacks strongly suggest that Catholic churches and religious iconography are being deliberately targeted for culturecide by the same left wing extremists who are committing mayhem against public monuments across the country. “
This brief video report from the local CBS outlet offers more of the details and also includes pictures taken of the vandalism of the statute. I’ll offer advance warning to both the faithful and the easily offended that it’s pretty, well… offensive.