The City Council returned to its chamber for an in-person meeting today, during which Council President Ed Flynn ordered two people removed after they began yelling as City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo was discussing a proposed ordinance to ban loud protests at specific people's houses between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.
After Arroyo, who chaired a hearing on the proposal on Monday, rose to discuss the issue, a woman sitting behind him began waving a tiny American flag. And then she started shouting something about the proposal, which arose from the bucket-banging people outside Mayor Wu's Roslindale home about how she's a child abuser and serial killer, among other things, over Covid-19 regulations.
Flynn, who had opened the council's meeting by warning against outbursts, ordered her removed from the chambers. Arroyo began speaking again. A man started shouting. Flynn ordered him removed as well.
Arroyo then said he would not seek council action on the measure just yet because his committee wants to hear from Boston Police and the city law department - neither of which sent representatives to Monday's hearing - first.
Arroyo added he felt compelled to address certain "misinformation" that had somehow come out of Monday's hearing.
"The Covid-19 virus is real, it is not a hoax," he said.