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To block planned picketing by Westboro Baptist Church, Teamsters line the route to the funeral of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell.
Good luck being seen through this wall of Teamsters, Westboro Baptist assholes.
The attention-seeking scum of Westboro Baptist Church, true to form, threatened that they'd be picketing at the funeral of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell this morning. In response, Teamsters from Boston's Local 25 laid plans to form a human shield. By 8 AM, the Boston Globe reports, 200 Teamsters had gathered at the funeral site.
“It’s the right thing to do,” [local president Sean] O’Brien said of the decision to protect the funeral. “The family deserves a peaceful grieving process that’s free from any coward-led group.”

O’Brien said the Teamsters mobilized their members and other unions through Twitter and Facebook yesterday. He added that about 350 Teamsters are expected this morning, “and we can get 1,000 if we need them.”

The Teamsters lined the road leading to the church. According to O'Brien, residents of Medford, where the funeral is being held, reached out to the Teamsters; Local 25 is a long-time, major force in the Boston area. Krystle Campbell's mother and brother are members of UNITE HERE Local 26, intensifying the local union community's sense of solidarity and support for all the victims of the bombing. Not that they'd welcome Westboro Baptist to any of the funerals.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:09 AM PDT.

Also republished by WE NEVER FORGET, In Support of Labor and Unions, and Daily Kos.

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