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Youth and adults lined up on the sidewalk along the Hastings High School property Sunday afternoon to stand against Westboro Baptist Church's anti-homosexual message.

Planned anti-gay picketing draws large counter-protest in Hastings

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Hundreds of people lined sidewalks outside Hastings High School Sunday afternoon with signs and a message: Hastings and Minnesota do not tolerate hate.


The gathering was a counter-protest organized in response to information indicating that Westboro Baptist Church members planned to picket a Hastings High School theater production. The church protest never took place.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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