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A dozen cars back up behind the sign, blaring their horns. "Sir, this is ridiculous!" a man calls out. "Can we get to Shelter 10?" another woman pleads. "We've got an engagement party here!"
The police have no intention of arresting him. There are two streets leading into the park, less than 30 yards apart, divided by a grassy median. The officers ignore the protesters and simply direct traffic to the other street.
"They're winning," one of the other protesters suggests to Miller.
"They're not winning anything," Miller insists. "Look what we've made them do. Let's go over there."
The three activists walk across the median to the other entry. A police officer approaches the stopped cars, redirecting the visitors again. Miller continues to preach into the megaphone, trying to maintain the protest's momentum, but he finally recognizes the futility. The police are merely amused. No matter how long he stands in the road, the Bite Club founder won't be arrested.
"We can't win, can we?" one of the protestors asks him.
"We can't," Miller says.
The group gathers for a few moments, looking to Miller for guidance. "I think we've done all the damage we can do," he says.
Cars continue in and out of Shawnee Mission Park. Miller squints into the sun and considers his next move.
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