Duke Ellington School Backers Drown Out Westboro Protesters in Song

by Tim Regan March 21, 2016 at 10:00 am 1 Comment

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:


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