Afghan War Protesters Hit the Streets of Bangor 

Peace groups across the country coordinated protests today, in response to President Obama’s decision to escalate the war effort.There were protests held in several towns and cities in Maine, including Bangor, Farmington, Augusta, Rockland, and Portland.The Bangor gathering included folks from at least 12 different peace groups.Lisa Savage, a protester with Code Pink Maine, says she’s concerned with the number of troops overseas and the amount being spent on the war.”We need to come home, take care of infrastructure here. Spend money on taking care of the vets coming home with PTSD. Everyone is paying a terrible price for this war.”Savage says there will be more local protests like this one in the future. She adds that on December 12th there will be a protest in Washington D.C.