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Media Coverage of Protest

There were several media reports about Monday’s appearances on campus by an anti-abortion group and a pair of anti-gay marriage activists while UMaine students, officials and faculty raised a gay pride flag to mark the start of Pride Week at UMaine.

The Bangor Daily News interviewed several students, including Kalie Hess, 22, of Orono, a fourth-year anthropology major and member of the UMaine Student Women’s Association, and Amanda Rivers, 19, a UMaine student from Stratton who is studying social work, who had differing views about abortion, and Evan McDuff, president of UMaine’s Wilde Stein Alliance for Sexual Diversity. An Associated Press report about the gay marriage protest was posted on the Boston Herald website.

Bangor TV station WLBZ-2 also had a report on the abortion protest.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

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