Feb 23 2007
By GREGORY D. KESICH, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald
Mary Donnelly, a 68-year-old grandmother from Peaks Island, knows her place. In jail.
Donnelly is one of 13 peace activists who were arrested on Wednesday in U.S. Rep. Tom Allen’s Portland office, trying to push a consistently anti-war politician to take a stronger anti-war stance.
When they were taken to the Cumberland County Jail, Donnelly was one of four protesters who refused to pay a $40 bail commissioner’s fee and accept release on an unsecured bond. Instead, she’ll spend at least two nights in jail, before a scheduled appearance today in Portland District Court.