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Hundreds line the road for Arizona girl's funeral

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | 1:46 p.m. CST; updated 4:05 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 13, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. — Several hundred people are standing silently along a road near the church that will hold the funeral for the youngest victim of the Arizona massacre.

Most of the people were dressed in white T-shirts and said Thursday they organized over the Internet and by word of mouth. About 20 people were dressed as angels.

They said they came in case members of a Kansas church showed up to protest. The Westboro Baptist Church threatened to picket the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, but backed off, in part because a nationally syndicated radio show agreed to host some of their members.

The church is known for picketing the funerals of slain servicemen and blaming their deaths on the country's tolerance of homosexuality.

 


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