— Crystal Haynes (@crystalhaynes) April 22, 2013
The Teamsters had announced yesterday that any attempts by the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the funeral of Krystle Campbell, the 29 year old woman killed in the Boston Marathon Bombings, would be met by a human shield, and they proved as good as their word.
The church released this bulletin regarding their intentions to protest:
There was never any sign of members of the churches protesters. Medford police had plain clothes officers combing the crowd, which remained calm and orderly through the morning. While the blocking of possible protests was organized by the Teamsters, it drew many people without union ties.
Yesterday the group showed up in Kansas to picket the STP 400.