Shockingly, a weekend protest is planned in Kennebunk

I'm getting a feeling of deja vu. Jamilla El-Shafei, of the Kennebunks Peace Department, is helping to organize a weekend protest march to the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport. Bush will visit Kennebunkport on Saturday, August 2. 

The usual suspects will be present: Code Pink, Maine Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, and Carlos Arredondo, the father of a slain soldier who died in Iraq four years ago. 

My questions, asked in earnest, are: Are these protests drawing new attendees every time? What do they accomplish? Do observers start to tune them out after some time? I'm not sure. My call is in to Jamilla to get her take, which I'll post here.

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