— Dyana Forester (@DaOrganizer) March 21, 2016
Dozens of community members flocked to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts this morning to sing, chant and wave signs across from members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church.
Westboro parishioners gathered in front of the school at 2501 11th St. NW earlier this morning to tell students “to fear God and keep His commandments.”
But dozens of counter-protestors — including D.C. councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and David Grosso — showed up in opposition of the notoriously anti-gay church. At one point, protestors broke out into “Amazing Grace” to drown out Westboro’s brand of “truth.”
“It’s a veritable concert out here,” the church tweeted in response to the singing.
Here’s a look at the counter-protest from the eyes of other community members and public officials on the ground:
— Brianne K. Nadeau (@BrianneKNadeau) March 21, 2016
— David Grosso (@cmdgrosso) March 21, 2016
— Zvi Band (@skeevis) March 21, 2016
— Aaron L Myers, II (@aaronmyers) March 21, 2016
— David Garber (@GarberDC) March 21, 2016