Small Demonstration By Radical Church Group In Ventura County Draws Hundreds Of Counterprotestors

Feb 11, 2019

A protest by a handful of members of a radical church related to the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting, and the recent wildfires drew hundreds of counterprotesters to Thousand Oaks Monday morning. Hundreds of people braved temperatures in the 30’s to line a section of Moorpark Road, saying they won’t allow hate in the community.

It was a response to a radical church holding a protest in front of Thousand Oaks High School. Members of Westboro Baptist Church contended the Borderline Bar and Grill Shooting, and the Hill and Woolsey Fires occurred because of sin in the community.

The counterprotesters had signs saying things like “Love, Not Hate” and “Thousand Oaks Strong.”

Thousand Oaks Police kept the handful of church protestors and the hundreds of counterprotesters separated. The two groups were so far apart the two groups couldn’t even see each other. The protests were peaceful, wrapping up before the start of the school day.