CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateUNITED STATES: AIDS Conference Unites Protesters in March to the White House
Marissa Evans; Pamela Constable
July 25, 2012
Washington Post (07.24.12)
On Tuesday in Washington - site of the 19th International AIDS Conference - thousands of protesters converged on the White House to raise issues related to health care, AIDS, and sexuality. Many activists wore pointy green hats with red feathers and green masks as they called for a “Robin Hood tax” on financial institutions, which would raise money for HIV/AIDS. Protests also have been held on the floor of the IAC, where hundreds marched Tuesday to protest the US policy banning those who said they were sex workers and drug users from receiving visas to attend the meeting.