Members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas traveled to Joplin to protest ahead of a community memorial service. The group claims the tornado, which devastated parts of Joplin a week ago, was God's wrath for America tolerating homosexuality.
Members of the Patriot Guard were in the same area as the Westboro group and witnesses tell KOLR10 there was a minor confrontation between one member of each group with shouting and some shoving. Police sprayed pepper spray to separate the groups.
No one was injured and the confrontation lasted only seconds.
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