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Hundreds shield bombing funeral from Westboro protest

 
Hundreds shield bombing funeral from Westboro protest
Posted Tuesday, April 23rd 2013 @ 9am  by Ruth Brown, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– As hundreds of mourners arrived at a church in Medford, Massachusetts, to pay their respects to 29-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell, hundreds more gathered across the street to protect the funeral from a protest threatened by the Westboro Baptist Church. Teamsters Local 25 brought over 200 union members to act as a human shield, while other unaffiliated citizens also came to lend a hand after news of the potential protest spread online, reports the Boston Globe. No one from the Westboro Baptist Church showed.

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