Handcuffed, they sit together in a police bus, and head toward the Cumberland County jail. Ages range from eighty-three to eighteen; some are longtime peace activists; some are college students; some are faculty at the local university. All have been arrested for “obstructing a public way” in downtown Portland, Maine, for sitting down in the street to protest impending war. The two eighteen-year-old students refused bail and got to stay in jail over night. The war came the next day but the protests continue, in Maine, across the United States, around the world.