Maine’s Kennebunkport Weighs Insurance Requirement for Protesters

Kennebunkport, a Maine town occasionally targeted by crowds of demonstrators, will be voting in June on the latest revision to its mass-gathering ordinance.

The Maine Civil Liberties Union objected to the initial revisions, claiming that an insurance requirement could pose a financial burden and prevent some groups from exercising their right to free speech.

The latest plan removes the need for insurance and allows noncommercial groups to seek waivers of permitting fees for mass gatherings.

Kennebunkport often draws protesters when President Bush visits his parents’ summer home at Walker’s Point.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald,
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