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'Cowards' billboard sends message to bombers

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   April 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM   |   Comments

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April 19 (UPI) -- In the wake of Monday's Boston bombings, one theme has repeatedly appeared: "They messed with the wrong city."

The local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers echoed that sentiment using the most public means they could: a highway-side electric billboard off highway I-93.

"COWARDS," the billboard reads for 10 seconds. Then: "Pray for Boston."

"It was Local 103′s way of shouting out our feelings of anger," said IPEW business manager Michael P. Monahan.

None of the IPEW's 7,500 union members were hurt in Monday's explosions, the union told ABC News, but the chapter's headquarters is located in Dorchester, the same town that was the home of the bombing's youngest victim, eight-year-old Martin Richard.

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(Courtesy IPEW Local 103)A man places a Boston Red Sox that at the make shift memorial that he has helped keep organized in response to Monday's Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts on April 17, 2013. On Monday two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing 3 and injuring over 140. UPI/Matthew Healey
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