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A biker group known as 2 Million Bikers to DC has offered to protect the funeral of poet Maya Angelou from Westboro Baptist protesters, although the Topeka, Kansas-based group claims to have now withdrawn its presence from the private event.

The Washington, D.C.-based biker group first made its announcement to protect Angelou’s upcoming funeral via Facebook last week, writing in multiple posts that although it did not agree with some of Angelou’s beliefs and philosophies, it still sought to protect her right to such beliefs from the “hate” projected by Westboro Baptist.

A May 31 update on the “2 Million Bikers to DC” Facebook page said the bikers would protect Angelou’s Saturday funeral from Westboro protesters “because it is the right thing to do! Protect her & her family from WBC!”

Belinda Bee, founder of biker group, added to the Examiner in a recent interview that her group would protect Angelou’s funeral because “if we allow WBC to protest her funeral what will stop them from protesting one of our funerals?”

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