Orlando police say rumors of Westboro Baptist Church protests are false

The Orlando Police Department said Thursday in a tweet that rumors about the Westboro Baptist Church heading to Orlando for protests is not true.
OPD also encouraged anyone who had planned to attend the funeral services to shield guests, not to do so.

Several groups, including one calling itself the Orlando – Westboro Counter Protestors, had planned to attend services to make sure Westboro members did not disturb mourners. The group wears robes with angel-like wings to shield against the Westboro groups and other protestors.