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    Posted March 3, 2012 by
    harrisburg, Illinois
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Storms batter South, Midwest

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    harrisburg banding together to stop the WBC


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     davis316 shared these photos taken by his wife today of a counter-protest in Harrisburg, IL, against the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, who planned to protest a funeral for the people who died during the February 29 tornado. They estimate around 3,000 people showed up, forming a human chain to prevent the WBC picketers from approaching the funeral. 'The WBC people didn't even get out of the car,' he said. 'The vibe was: Don't mess with the families who have already lost so much. All the town around here, once they found out what was going on, all came together in support of our community.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    we were among over 3000 people that made a human shield to stop any protesting done by the WBC against the families that lost loved ones during the tornado in harrisburg
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