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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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  • bagpip

    Everyone in that crowd should go to jail. WTF makes you idiots above think he does not deserve a burial? Regardless of what he did, he is dead and he and the family deserves a decent burial regardless of what he did.
    My guess is if your son or daughter did this, you wouldn’t say such stupid and ignorant BS like the sicko comments above.
    I hate him and what he did as much as the next person, but interfering with a burial or service is the ultimate in mental illness. Get help!

  • medic3

    When he was born I’m sure his parents didn’t think he’d grow up to be a terrorist. His parents love him as a child. When he was 6 I’m sure he wasn’t sitting on a play ground thinking “I want to grow up to be hated and feared”. Something terrible, horrific changed in his life as he got older. No one was there to keep him on a clearer path. He was allowed to chose the wrong path due to the free will God gives us. If he hasn’t already been judged by God he will be. His remains are just chemicals and water now. It’s his soul that will deal with what he’s done. Let God judge him. Leave his remains and that funeral parlor alone.

    • bagpip

      Thank you medic, anda couple others for showing that we at least are NOT ignorant animals like the the jerks above. I hope their son or daughter does something like this, and let the ignorants see how it feels. I thought I had seen the lowest of the low, but these protesters are on a whole new level of depravity.

  • Emar1970

    Why not just burn him and flush him down the tolliet

    • bagpip

      They tried to flush it, but found a large blockage living the sewer already. They named it Emar.