Vandalism directed hate speech at Hyde Park LGBTQ+ senior housing project

Boston Police are investigating a case of hate speech at an LGBTQ+ senior housing project in Hyde Park.

The vandalism included hateful messages spray painted on banners at The Pryde housing construction site.

Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo said he could not even verbalize the hateful words left behind at The Pryde.

"They used well-known slurs and terms of hate for our LGBTQ+ communities, and they did include death threats and threats of arson," Arroyo said.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden noted this is the second weekend in a row Boston has seen some form of hateful demonstration. He said his office will prosecute threats to the LGBTQ community.

"It breaks my heart to see these ugly threats targeting a project—and a community—of such importance to our city," Hayden said. "This is the second straight weekend of Boston being marred by hatred and intolerance. This cannot stand."

Mayor Michelle Wu tweeted that this kind of vandalism will not be tolerated anywhere in the city.


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