AIDS protesters tie up DC
By CASSANDRA NOVICK
Talk Radio News Service
Several groups of HIV and AIDS activists banded together Tuesday afternoon to hold a “We Can End AIDS” march through downtown Washington. Hundreds filtered down K street, 7th Street, and New York Avenue, converging in Lafayette Square and stopping traffic along the way.
The prostesters mobilized to promote economic justice and human rights, and their march was essentially divided into five segments: a call to implement the so-called “Robin Hood Tax,” ending the “war on women,} promoting sound policies, and prioritizing patients over pharmaceutical profits.
The rally/march was timed to coincide with this year’s global AIDS conference, which is taking place in Washington. It’s the first time that the conference has been held in the U.S. in 20 years.
Information about the protest on the “We Can End AIDS” website states, “We have the science, the treatments, and the resources to end the HIV epidemic, but not the political will. This must change.”
The platform also details 12 demands surrounding economic justice and human rights.
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