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Local activist Ciora Thomas led the Trans Liberation counter protest against Westboro Baptist Church at CMU Thursday. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

WBC message fails to divide Pitt protesters

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News October 10, 2017

Donning a rainbow flag in the rain at a counter protest last Thursday on the corner of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Hannah Riley said the Westboro Baptist Church’s planned visit to Pitt wasn’t...

CMU students dance at a counter protest as Westboro Baptist Church members picketed on campus. (Gif by Christian Snyder / Contributing Editor)

‘It rained for a reason:’ Westboro Baptist Church ends protest early, one counter protester arrested

By Bailey Frisco / Staff Writer October 5, 2017

The Westboro Baptist Church cut its planned protest route short Thursday for reasons unknown to Pitt. “All we know is they didn’t come,” University spokesperson Joe Miksch said in an email. The...

Protesters from Westboro Baptist Church picket a same-sex marriage ceremony in 2014 on the steps of the County Courthouse in Wichita, Kansas. (Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle/TNS)

Dear WBC: Hate doesn’t have a home here

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News October 4, 2017

It only takes reading a few sentences into the “about” page on the Westboro Baptist Church’s website to understand one thing: this is a group fueled by hate. The WBC is well known for its protesting...

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