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OK residents drive Westboro Baptist Church protesters out of town

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 9:00am

A heated face-off between protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church and thousands of people in Moore, Oklahoma on Sunday, ended with the infamous group packing up and taking off.

The group was there to say that last year's devastating tornado was punishment from god, but the town wasn't listening.

"Hate breeds hate and love breeds love," A man on the street told KOCO-TV.

"It's raining, it's cold, but I'm here to support Moore," said another counter-protester.

The support more than 2,000 deep, all eyes on the protesters standing behind a line of police.

"These people, Westboro, think that they're better, but they fall short of the glory like we all do," one man said.

But no sermon here.

The only message?

"My message is to those people across the street: find a country, get a plane ticket, I suggest pick Malaysian Airline," a man dressed as Captain America told KOCO-TV.

The Westboro signs didn't stay long as a fiery crowd, burst.

Less than 10 minutes after arriving, the Kansas church was gone, throwing whatever they could inside vans as police fought to keep everyone in check.

"We support each other and if you come out here, you're gonna get all of us telling you go home," said one woman.

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