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Tue Jan 19, 2021, 09:09 PM Jan 2021

Boston 'Straight Pride Parade' organizer Mark Sahady jailed, Natick politician Sue Ianni free follow [View all]


By ERIN TIERNAN | etiernan@bostonherald.com | Boston Herald

PUBLISHED: January 19, 2021 at 11:06 a.m. | UPDATED: January 19, 2021 at 5:44 p.m.

A lead organizer of Boston’s “Straight Pride Parade” is being detained and a Natick Town Meeting member has been ordered to stay away from the Massachusetts State House as both face charges in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Mark Sahady, 46, of Malden, and Suzanne Ianni, 59, of Natick — both avowed President Trump supporters — were arrested by FBI agents at their respective homes early Tuesday and both appeared later in U.S. District Court in Boston where a prosecutor suggested the pair could still pose a threat.

“The defendant was part of an organized horde, whose actions collectively resulted in the murder of one police officer, four other deaths and at least 60 other people injured,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney William Bloomer of Sahady during a virtual court appearance.

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