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    Fred Phelps and his loo-loos will be protesting the Marathon funerals. The first one appears to be tomorrow (4/18). People are requested to help form a "human wall" around Phelps and his crew to prevent afflicted families from seeing the protest. Info in post below this one.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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    Here is the link for the Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/cxqh2sq
    Info from FB page is below.

    Holy Cross Cathedral
    75 Union Park St
    Boston, MA
    9am-12pm.

    Facebook page will have updates.

    FIRST OF THREE EVENTS (memorial & funerals)

    ...
    DOs:
    - Wear black (suggested)
    - Be silent, still, and calm
    - Rise above the urge to interact with them

    DON'Ts:
    - Don't bring counter-protest signs
    - Don't yell, chant, or make any other noise
    - Don't forget who we are really there for

    President Barack Obama will attend the memorial service on Thursday. The WBC claim that they will be there from 10:15 until 11am. We will be there before they arrive, and after they leave.

    We stand in solidarity with the survivors. We wear black, to reflect the somber nature of this event. We do NOT approve of violence, hostility, or any direct interaction with the WBC at all.

    We show our support for the families and friends, and bring a measure of dignity to this sad event, with our silent, peaceful presence.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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      CommentAuthorseanile
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013
     
    yea sure why the hell not. gonna put on some sunglasses, some npr on my ipod, and my back to em.somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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    Claimed attendance, via Facebook, is over 5,000 at this point. Awesome.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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    Someone post some photos for those of us in work. With ya in spirit!clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthorflix
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2013
     
    I received emails from students of mine asking for an excused absence to take part in this. ^Definitely want to see some pictures.
    • CommentAuthorspokenword
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2013
     
    according to friends of mine who are there, the WBC hasn't shown up yet. It's a 6000+ memorial vigil, which is cool ... though, at the same time, it's interesting to consider how a vigil ceremony was organized for Boston Common the day after the bombings and drew less than a 1000 attendees; but once a possible confrontation is thrown into the mix then people start asking to be excused from class or work.
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    Do you think people might have been scared to gather (in a larger group) in the Common the day after?YO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
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    That could be part of it, the BPD/FBI were still asking people not to gather in large groups.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorspokenword
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2013
     
    oh, I certainly agree that some people would have stayed home regardless of what was going on the day after the bombing, but I also remember that the anti-WBC protest group went up the day that the bombings happened, and there were already a couple of thousand attendees registered for the anti-WBC action before the actual day of the first event was decided.

    I'm no fan of Westboro, and I applaud any effort to marginalize them. But also human beings are pack creatures and it's interesting when some of us are more gavlanized by an opportunity to actively oppose a perceived wrong rather than simply show support.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2013
     
    i saw pictures from the vigil
    it looked like there was a shitload of people there, considering the space and stuff (the Common bandstand)
    http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3000723.shtml
    see video for mad ppl


    also what evan said, also what ella said too prolly
    but also the main point of the event with WBC is to shield the families from the haters, which is a good cause. the vigil was a good cause too but less...purposeful? if you know what i mean. maybe that's not the right word. idkMust be awful, being so fluffy.
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    was there this morning, there were at least 5000 people in not more there. No sign of WBC. Lots of people just gathered though. It was a pretty amazing sight seeing everyone march together and be escorted by the police.'Cause i always say i love you when i mean turn out the lights.
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    dora:...the main point of the event with WBC is to shield the families from the haters, which is a good cause. the vigil was a good cause too but less...purposeful?

    Spot on. With all due respect, I'd rather protect/fight for the living (from more harm) than morn the dead.All you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
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      CommentAuthorseanile
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2013
     
    that Anonymous group took over WBC's facebooksomebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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    Looks like this going on NOW...

    http://medford.patch.com/articles/teamsters-to-help-stop-protest-of-campbell-funeralAll you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.