Mayor Marty Walsh’s cousin, Martin F. Walsh, has been identified as the man who witnesses say verbally berated a woman expressing opposition to the Boston 2024 Olympic at a Dorchester community meeting Tuesday night.
When the woman stepped to the microphone and inquired about the possible displacement of low-income residents, Walsh called her a “fucking piece of shit,” according to social-media reports.
Man in the audience called the woman speaking a "piece of shit" as she respectfully opposes the bid. #Boston2024
— Britni de la Cretaz (@britnidlc) May 20, 2015
Woman raises concerns about low income people among other things. Man in the audience loudly calls her a "fucking piece of shit" #Boston2024
— McCallister Crowley (@Occupocalypse) May 20, 2015
— Cassie Hurd (@Classymscassie) May 20, 2015
Mayor’s Office press secretary Bonnie McGilpin confirmed Friday that Walsh’s cousin—business manager of the Dorchester-based construction workers union Laborers Local 223—is indeed the man pictured in Hurd’s tweet. Martin Walsh could not be reached for comment.
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