Saturday, August 25, 2007

Huge Turnout At Kennebunkport Protest

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- Even though President George W. Bush wasn't in town, more than 1,000 anti-war protesters marched by his family compound Saturday in Kennebunkport.

Activists from all over the country arrived by bus, bicycle and foot at a local school to begin a two-mile march to the Bush summer home at Walker's Point.

Along the way they pounded drums, chanted and carried signs and banners with slogans such as "Don't Pay for this War" and "Care for Vets." Some protesters called for Bush's impeachment, but others had more moderate messages of support for the troops but opposition to the war.

Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich and Cindy Sheehan, who became an activist after her son was killed in Iraq, spoke to the crowd.

Sheehan said it was energizing to be with people who want this war to end.

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