Supporters rally behind Boston Marathon bomber

Supporters rally behind Boston Marathon bomber

A handful of demonstrators chanted and held signs at a courthouse in South Boston Wednesday to show support for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

In his first public appearance arrested April 19, Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 counts including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill.

About a dozen supporters outside Moakley Federal Courthouse cheered as the motorcade carrying the suspect arrived. They chanted “Justice for Jahar,” as Tsarnaev is known, the Associated Press reported.

One woman held a sign that read, “Free Jahar,” the AP said.

“I’m here to show Dzhokhar support, to let him know there are thousands of people worldwide that do believe his innocence,” Mary Churback told WBZ-TV.

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