Joplin supporters gather to block Westboro Baptist Church protestors

May 21, 2012 | 10:01 p.m. CDT
Marla Marantz, left, and Phyllis Netzer, right, stand in front of a fence trying to block Westboro Baptist Church protesters from the view of the road. "When I heard Westboro was here, I wanted to be here to help support Joplin." Netzer said. Both Marantz and Netzer live in Springfield.

RELATED STORIES: Obama addresses Joplin High's 2012 senior class a year after tornado