Westboro Baptist Church Newtown Funeral Protest Thwarted By Good Samaritans

Cavan Sieczkowski
The Huffington Post

…More than 100 riders from New York and Massachusetts, organized by the anti-Westboro group Patriot Guard Riders, were also in Connecticut on Wednesday to show their support, Patch reported.

The hacktivist group Anonymous, which targeted Westboro after their threats to protest, tweeted that members of Westboro were staying in a Motel 6 in Connecticut on Wednesday, according to the Examiner.

“I can’t put you through to those rooms,” a desk clerk at the motel allegedly told Examiner. “I wish those people weren’t staying here. I hate them and what they stand for.”

As part of operation #OccupyNewtown, Anonymous enlisted the help of followers to head to Connecticut to block Westboro members from protesting any of the victims’ funerals, according to BetaBeat.

On the FDNY-oriented website The Bravest,* a posting asked firefighters and police officers to go to Newtown in plain clothes and block any protesters from the victims’ families and friends during the funeral processions.

The group Angel Action, which were ready to counter Westboro Baptist Church protests at the funerals of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting victims in 2011, created a Facebook event to gather others to protect the Newtown funerals as well…


@NewtownPatch View of the Green near United Methodist Church #NewtownProtest pic.twitter.com/OT7RigyB

View of the Green near United Methodist Church #NewtownProtest pic.twitter.com/OT7RigyB


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