Efforts are being made to sweep this story under the rug, but it seems that the truth is leaking out. KnowThyNeighbor.org was on location at the Worcester Anti-Gay Rally this Saturday, and got first hand photos of Sarah Loy 27, of Worcester, who was attacked by none other than Larry Cirignano, executive director of the Boston-based Catholic Citizenship Group. Several witnesses reported to police that Mr. Cirignano left his position standing with others near the podium, walked over to Mrs. Loy, placed a hand on each shoulder, and threw her to the ground. Mrs. Loy hit her head on the concrete sidewalk, but seemed more shaken than harmed by the attack.
Worcester police sergeant Wells said of the attack, "We cannot arrest him right now because the law states we have to actually see the attack, and none of my men did. You will have your day in court though" when speaking to Mrs. Loy. It seemed clear that no one has a right to put their hands on another person, and that Mr. Cirignano's actions did amount to assault is this veteran policeman's opinion. A visibly shaken Mrs. Loy and her husband Brian Loy say that they are outraged that a man of Mr. Cirignano's position would act so hatefully, and they plan on pursuing this in court as advised. I was there to hear this with my own ears.
This story has also been covered by Ryan Adams on Ryan'sTake, Chris Mason on TakeMassAction, and By the Worcester Telegram.