Westboro Baptist Church to protest DNC

Westboro Baptist Church to protest DNC

Westboro Baptist Church to protest DNC

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by BERNADETTE JAY / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 27 at 3:16 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The church known for protesting the funerals of fallen soldiers has announced plans to protest during the Democratic National Convention.

In December of 2010, church members protested outside Elizabeth Edwards' funeral in Raleigh.

The church has roughly 70 members but has drawn national headlines with the protests at military funerals.  The group will likely make headlines again as they plan protests during the DNC at Time Warner Cable Arena, the Billy Graham Library, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

In an email sent to NewsChannel 36, the church listed the times in which they will appear on September 4:

Time Warner Cable Arena 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Billy Graham Library 3:15 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Time Warner Cable Arena 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.

Blumenthal Performing Arts 8:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.

The controversial church is not the only group planning to protest during the DNC.

A group call “Coalition to March on Wall Street South” has plans to make their voices heard.  According to organizers, thousands of people from across the country will organize carpools, filling vans and buses to travel to Charlotte for the March on Wall Street South.

According to the group, the main rally will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday at Frazier Park with the march starting two hours later.

They plan to march around Bank of America, the eastern regional headquarters of Wells Fargo, the headquarters of Duke Energy, the Time Warner Cable Arena, and the Bank of America Stadium.

It’s not clear if either group has obtained the proper permits. 
 

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