By William Tauro


– Photos by William Tauro

Over two hundred motorcycles lined Franey Road in Somerville on Sunday as they prepared to make their way to Dello Russo Funeral Home located at 306 Main Street in Medford.

A wake for Krystal Campbell of Medford, one the Boston Marathon bombing victims, is scheduled to take place between 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Medford funeral home on Sunday.

Krystal Campbell was among the three people killed when bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

wake_protection_2_webThe hundreds of bikers are planning to form a barrier around the Medford funeral home just in case members of the Westboro Baptist Church show up on an allegedly promised protest.

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an American independent Baptist Church known for its extreme ideologies, especially those against gay people and violence.


5 Responses to “Somerville motorcycle groups plan protection at bombing victim’s wake”

  1. nice says:

    nice work. i’ve been hoping someone would take this on. I’d do it myself, but I don’t think i’d stop anyone! this will be a real strong message to people who are so ignorant as to interfere with anyone’s funeral.

  2. Tom says:

    Thank you for doing this! That poor family needs to be protected from those awful people.

  3. De says:

    Three BIG BIKER CHEERS! You guys are our heroes! Thank you for championing this cause and allowing the Campbell family to carry on the burial of their loved one in the peace and respect they deserve. Thank you for standing up to those haters and supporting Local 25 in this!!! :)
    You guys totally ROCK!!!

  4. DS says:

    Excellent job! And many thanks to the motorcycle group and Local 25 for volunteering their support and aid to the Campbell family. United we stand.

  5. Michelle says:

    Many thanks o Local 25!!!

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