A Massachusetts man has reported seeing a pair of Antifa-type liberals ripping out mini U.S. flags from graves at a local veterans cemetery. The witness also reported that the liberals urinated on the flags after they were gathered up and thrown to the ground.
Somerville, Massachusetts, resident George Gatteny called police when he saw the two anti-Americans who were vandalizing the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Gatteny took photos of the couple and also of the flags they ripped out of the gravesites.
Gatteny then posted about the incident on his Facebook page saying that he saw two young men and a woman tearing out the flags and then urinating on them. Gatteny’s Facebook post received over 16,000 comments and over 36,000 shares in only a few hours after he posted it on Sept. 10. The post now has over 21,000 comments and 46,000 shares.
“I witnessed something today that outraged me! I was driving down Broadway in Somerville,” Gatteny said at the start of his Facebook post.
I stopped behind a bus waiting to pull into Clarendon Station. I looked over to my right and saw young people (early to mid 20’s) go into the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery. As they approached the statue, I saw them grab the 3 or 4 mini flags that were placed in from of the statue. The guy took the flags and tossed them behind the statue.
What I saw him do next pushed me to a point where I said to myself “ENOUGH”. The guy started urinating on the flags. I quickly pulled over, got out of my car and headed over to them. The girl was standing by the gate (she must have been the look out). I started yelling at them to stop, asking him as I approached ‘what the hell he was doing’. He stopped urinating, pulled up his pants and started walking out of the memorial. Both of them walked up Broadway laughing. I walked behind them for awhile telling everyone I pass what they did.
I went back to the memorial to see what damage was done (see photo). An older gentleman came over and thanked me for taking a stand. He told me he has 2 friends buried there.
Still outraged, I felt I needed to do more. So I got back in my car and drove up Broadway (toward Tele Sq) to see if I could find them. I wanted photos of them. I saw them walking up Broadway. I pull over across the street and waited for them to catch up. They were across the street and I snapped a few photos from my car (see attached photos).
What possible reason could they have for desecrating a WW2 Memorial?? There are consequences for our actions. They probably thought no would do anything. They were WRONG!
Gatteny added any update reading, “I met with a detective from Somerville PD this morning. I gave them my statement and all photos. They are all over this.”
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone also condemned the punks in a statement saying, “If these allegations are true, they are offensive not only to our community and our own veterans, but to our entire nation and those who served and continue to serve. Following the full investigation by the Somerville Police Department, I am confident that anyone who may be found guilty will be held fully responsible for these despicable actions.”
Anyone with information on the young male’s identity is asked to call 617-625-1600 Ext. 7238.
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