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Counter-protesters Confront Westboro Baptist Church at Arlington

May 31, 2011 9:10 a.m. EDT

Washington (CNN) -- Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counter protesters Monday at Arlington Cemetery.

Hours before President Barack Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances at the Tomb of the Unknowns, three members of the Westboro Baptist Church were challenged by others who disagreed with them -- including members claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan.

The Kansas-based church has attracted nationwide attention for its angry, anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. military members.

Among those counter-protesting at the cemetery's main entrance: About 10 members of a group that claims to be a branch of the Ku Klux Klan from Virginia called the Knights of the Southern Cross. They were cordoned off separately in a nearby area, but drew little attention as they gave out small American f

Added: May-31-2011 Occurred On: May-31-2011
By: EyeMaster
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Tags: Washington, cemetary, counter-protests, WBC, KKK, Westboro baptist church, protesters, ku klux klan, anti-gay, lesbian, U.S. troops, Barack Obama
Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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