Another Mo. town restricts funeral protests

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (AP) — Webster Groves has joined the list of St. Louis-area towns placing restrictions on protests at funerals.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/XPayjX ) reports that the Webster Groves City Council approved the limits Tuesday.

Other St. Louis County towns like Clayton and Creve Coeur have also passed laws restricting protests by groups such as Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church. The Webster Groves measure, passed 7-0, bans picketing within 300 feet of where a funeral or burial service is taking place, as well as one hour before and after the service.

Westboro Baptist members often hold anti-gay protests at military funerals and other events.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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