Westboro Baptist to protest over Harrington Friday

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The same national hate group that recently stirred up emotions here in the Richmond-area is now creating more outrage with a planned protest involving Morgan Harrington Friday.

Westboro Baptist Church is scheduled to picket outside Virginia Tech in Blacksburg where Harrington was a student.

Westboro Baptist Church says the recent Harrington murder is part of a curse from God.

They've linked the 2007 Tech shootings to that same curse.

Westboro also plans to protest at Blacksburg high school and the Jewish Community Center.

Virginia Tech students are planning to hold a silent protest in reaction to Westboro's presence.

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