Boston Teamsters to form human shield for bombing victim’s burial as Westboro Baptists plans a protest

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Right on, Teamsters.

Teamsters from Local 25 in Boston will protect the family of bombing victim Krystle Campbell during her funeral Monday morning. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are expected to protest.

Local 25 was contacted by some concerned citizens of Medford asking for help to keep members of the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting the funeral of Krystle Campbell, scheduled for Monday morning (April 22nd) at 10 AM in Medford.

Local 25 President Sean O’Brien asked all off-duty Teamsters to participate:

Teamsters Local 25 will be out in full force tomorrow morning at St. Joseph’s Church in Medford to form a human shield and block the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting the funeral of Krystle Campbell. The Campbell family and friends have already endured immeasurable amounts of heartache and tragedy this week, and deserve a peaceful funeral with time to grieve privately.

Westboro Baptist Church should understand that we will go to great lengths to make sure they don’t protest any funerals of the victims of the past week’s tragedies, and that those we lost receive a proper burial.

UPDATE: It is reported that the Westboro Baptists never showed, while more than 1,000 union members and their families came to protect the mourners. The Teamsters are committed to protecting all the bombing victims’ funerals.



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