the threat of drones to human safety and privacy. Several walkers said that people they encountered in Maine asked them, "What is a drone?". (I suggest "flying, spying killer robots" as a good working definition.)
Peace activists who traveled from Japan to Maine to participate in the walk reacted with disbelief when I told them news of the walk had been published by SF Gate, the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle.
After the Associated Press picked up the story on the walk in Skowhegan, versions of the AP story appeared all over the place:
Franklin Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME)
Kennebec Journal (Augusta, ME)
A Maine city whose mayor is peace activist Karen Heck announced the walk on its website, and Mayor Heck made a proclamation officially welcoming the walkers with a proclamation at their city council meeting on the night before the walk arrived.
Other local coverage by media outlets in Maine: