Westboro Baptist Church protest and counter-protest planned at UW-Milwaukee

Protests are planned across the country
Posted at 7:51 AM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 09:13:07-04

The Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest across the country and on Thursday, they plan to protest at UW-Milwaukee.

The organization announced the protest on their website and said:

"The University of Wisconsin is in such dire need of these words of life and health that WBC will preach at another of their campus locations today.  It is a great blessing to have a buffet of God's words brought right to your corner.  Any who see the words would do well to take heed."

Students heard about the Westboro Baptist Church's protest and planned a counter-protest with approximately 100 students expected to attend. 

The counter protest will start at 2 p.m. on Thursday.