Mainers lead rally against war in Afghanistan

Posted Dec. 12, 2009, at 12:49 p.m.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A pair of peace activists who have organized rallies in Kennebunkport are taking their efforts on the road.

Laurie Dobson, of Kennebunkport, and Jamilla El-Shafei, of Kennebunk, are organizing a demonstration Saturday at Lafayette Park, across from the White House. They’re opposed to President Barack Obama’s decision to send an additional 30,000 U.S. military personnel to Afghanistan.

Dobson, the lead organizer, said she and other protesters from across the country will demand a “peaceful resolution, not an escalation of war” in Afghanistan.