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Boston Marathon bombing survivor expresses outrage over memorial location

04.17.17 at 3:47 pm ET
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Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost a leg during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, expressed outrage over the weekend about the location of a memorial wreath that honors victims and survivors.

In an Instagram video posted Saturday, Haslet-Davis discovers the wreath is placed in front of the Starbucks at 755 Boylston Street. One of the blasts occurred in front of the Forum Restaurant, which is one door down.

“Nice work, Boston. Real good job of laying the wreath in front of the wrong place,” she said in the video. “Nice work. That’s real offensive to everyone. Appreciate it. It’s cool. So glad I came down to see this.”

Haslet-Davis also swore in the video, and defended her use of vulgarities in the captain.

“Valid offensive language. How Boston Strong are you? I bet if we had a permanent memorial people would remember where the actual attack happened,” she wrote.

In an accompanying video, Haslet-Davis said she moved the display.

MOVED. IT. . . . . #forumrestaurant #sooffended #icriedalot #dothepossible

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Wreath-laying ceremonies occurred Saturday morning at the site of both blasts, with Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker in attendance alongside survivors and members of victims’ families. In a statement to the Boston Globe, Mayor Walsh’s office said the wreath was originally placed next to the Forum Restaurant. It’s unclear why it was moved in front of Starbucks.

Haslet-Davis ran in the Boston Marathon last year. Her husband, Adam Davis, was injured in the blasts as well.

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