KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (CNN) - Close to a thousand protesters took part in a large march ahead of Sunday’s meeting between President Bush and Russian President Putin at the Bush family compound.
Demonstrators gathered in Kennebunkport, carrying signs against the war and calling for the impeachment of Mr. Bush. Some protesters wore orange prison jumpsuits against Guantanamo Bay, and had black chains and masks. At one point, a group put up a 7-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty, There were some signs against Putin, but most of the protest centered on US politics.
Protesters rallied and marched to a checkpoint near the Bush family compound at Walker’s Point. A group of about 50 stayed at the checkpoint before moving. A heavy police presence was in the area, including officers in riot gear. 3 people were detained from crossing the checkpoint. Several counter protesters also turned out, but overall the protest was peaceful and there were no serious incidents.
- CNN's Erika Dimmler and Steve Brusk