None of the protesters on both sides were arrested, though the anger of the Moore, Oklahoma residents showed in chasing away the Westboro protesters.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Central Junior High School in Moore., Okla., on Sunday to picket — but the people of Moore were not having it.
As the hate group waved their trademark “God Hates Fags” signs in the rain, hundreds of people lined up across the road to stand together against WBC.
Moore was hit by a deadly tornado last year, and the school has been housing Plaza Towers Elementary students since the natural disaster. On their website, WBC explained that they believe the tornado was an example of “God’s wrath.”
Though WBC reportedly had a permit to picket for half an hour beginning at 2:00 p.m., they stayed for a mere eight minutes before hastily getting into their cars and driving away when Moore residents began to cross the picket lines. Police intervened to separate the protestors and counter-protestors as the WBC rushed to leave.
Westboro Baptist Church Chased Out of Oklahoma During Protest was originally published on wzakcleveland.com