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Protesters Outside Funeral Home in Worcester

Funeral Home ProtestWORCESTER, Mass. (WGGB) – Protesters have gathered outside the Worcester funeral home where Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s services will be held.

So far about 30 people have shown up to protest outside Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors on Main Street.

The funeral home’s owner, Peter Stefan, says he expected protesters but believes everyone deserves dignity after they have died.

He says he’s not in any way supporting Tsarnaev’s actions.

Several cemeteries including one in Enfield, Connecticut have refused to bury Tsarnaev’s body.

We now know that Tsarnaev died from gunshot wounds and blunt trauma to his head and torso.

He was killed the night of April 19 during a shoot-out with police.

Police say Tamerlan’s younger brother Dzhokhar dragged his older brother’s body under a car before fleeing the scene himself.

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