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Southern Maryland came out Monday by the thousands, many wearing black t-shirts emblazoned with the message "Thanks T.J.", in support of the family and friends of slain Marine T.J. Honeycutt. Traffic along the demonstration route on southbound MD Route 301 slowed to a crawl for miles near the site of today's funeral service as police diverted traffic into one lane to provide a wider shoulder area for the demonstrators of various ages and racial backgrounds, some of whom can be seen in above photo.
Coordinated largely on short notice through Facebook and email, this mass demonstration of popular support of a fallen Marine drew upon a groundswell of opposition to members of Westboro Baptist church who seek out military funerals and show up at these events with obscene and offensive posters and catcalls and had threatened to do the same at the Honecutt funeral. Southern Maryland patriots made a bigger statement today and effectively put the miscreants out of business.
Photo by APL.
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