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DA: Man punches another during casino rally

A 53-year-old Revere man is due in court Wednesday after he allegedly punched another man in the face during a casino rally.

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Friends and foes of the potential casinos can be extremely passionate about their opinions, but a Revere man took it to another level last weekend.

Charles Lightbody, 53, will be in Chelsea District Court on Wednesday on an assault charge for allegedly punching a man during a casino rally, the Suffolk district attorney's office said Tuesday.

The rally took place on Broadway in Revere on Saturday.

Lightbody, an anti-casino activist, allegedly hit Louis Ciarlone, 60, during the pro-casino rally, according to the Herald.

Ciarlone, who represents a union of Suffolk Downs clerks, said in a statement that Lightbody broke his nose after punching him in the face.

Lightbody's lawyer told the Herald it was in self-defense.

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