Two Massachusetts residents were arrested by the FBI on Tuesday in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Suzanne Ianni, 59, of Natick, and Mark G. Sahady, 46, of Malden, were taken into custody without incident at their respective homes, the FBI said on Tuesday.
Ianni and Sahady are each charged with knowingly and entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Each were identified by the FBI through social media, specifically through the organization “Super Happy Fun America,” according to court documents.
Members of the local group "Super Happy Fun America" were arrested by @fbiboston agents this for their alleged roles in the breach of the Capitol. Suzanne Ianni-Natick and Mark Sahady-Malden. They each face 2 charges including disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. #wcvb pic.twitter.com/UhqJDGo9vk
— Kathy Curran (@KathyReports) January 19, 2021
The group posted pictures on Twitter of both Ianni and Sahady on a bus with a caption “Bus 1 of 11 coming to Washington DC. See you there!”
“Super Happy Fun America,” which has the motto “It’s Great to be Straight” according to the FBI also organized Boston’s straight pride parade in the summer of 2019.
According to court documents, Ianni organized the buses to the nation’s capital for the group.
Sahady is the vice president of the group, according to court documents.
Through local new reports, the FBI said more than 300 people from the group used the buses to trek to Washington D.C.
The FBI cited photos from Jan. 6 showing the Ianni and Sahady together outside and inside the U.S. Capitol, confirming the two were together.
The group’s Straight Pride in Boston in 2019 attracted about 100 to 200 attendees. They were vastly outnumbered by counterprotesters.
The event was arranged to celebrate “the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community,” but the event was tied to white supremacy through Sahady’s ties to the far-right group called Resist Marxism.