ROCKLAND — Midcoast Maine residents gathered at the Knox County Courthouse Friday, June 24, to protest the Supreme Court decision, released that afternoon, to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Some protested earlier in the day as they were able, like Jack Sullivan of Waldoboro and Lisa Millette of Appleton. Sullivan and Millette stood alone outside the courthouse in the early afternoon Friday with signs. Sullivan said the pair “had the signs from last time” they protested this issue.

From left: Jack Sullivan of Waldoboro and Lisa Millette of Appleton protest outside the Knox County Courthouse following the announced overturn of Roe V. Wade June 24. Photo by Christine Simmonds

A more organized effort began at 5 p.m. Signs called to “abort the supreme court!” and declared “down with stupid white men.” Another sign took aim at Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and several called for safe, legal abortion access as part of healthcare.

Drivers on Union Street honked and waved at the protestors with their signs. Passengers rolled down windows and yelled their support at the group as well.

Protest against overturning Roe v. Wade at Knox County Courthouse, Rockland, June 24 Photo by Christine Simmonds

Protestors make signs outside Knox County Courthouse in Rockland June 24. Photo by Christine Simmonds