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.
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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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