The Westboro group spent only 10 minutes in front of The Reserve

The Westboro group spent only 10 minutes in front of The Reserve

A small contingent from the Westboro Baptist Church — the controversial group that rabidly opposes gay rights and has made inter-national headlines by picketing funerals for American war dead — gathered briefly in Playa Vista on Monday to target TMZ, the entertainment news site founded by Harvey Levin.

Members of the group were in town to protest the Academy Awards and several local news agencies.

Fewer than a dozen demonstrators assembled at 8:30 a.m. on the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Alla Road — just outside The Reserve office complex, where TMZ is based. The group dispersed about 10 minutes later.

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