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Nude AIDS Activists Arrested in Boehner's Office
1 year ago

Congress Nude Protest

Naked AIDS activists, with painted slogans on their bodies, protest inside the lobby of the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, prior to World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. Three women AIDS activists saying they wanted to highlight the “naked truth” about potential spending cuts in HIV programs were arrested after taking their clothes off in the lobby Boehner's office. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three women AIDS activists saying they wanted to highlight the "naked truth" about potential spending cuts in HIVprograms were arrested Tuesday after taking their clothes off in the lobby of House Speaker John Boehner's office.

The trio had the words "AIDS cuts kill" painted on their bodies and had linked arms with four men who also disrobed as part of the protest. The nude protesters, along with dozens of other clothed demonstrators chanted slogans, including: "People with AIDS are under attack. What do we do? Fight back."

The three women were arrested by Capitol Police as they mingled with other protesters in the hall outside Boehner's district office after putting their clothes back on. The naked male protesters appeared to have left.

"People with AIDS are sick and tired of being pushed over the cliff," said Jennifer Flynn, 40, of New York City, who was among those arrested. "We need to make sure they stop going after people with AIDS."

Michael Tikili, 26, of New York City, said he is HIV-positive and depends onMedicaid for treatment.

"Just the idea of these programs being cut is horrible," Tikili said.

The three nude female protesters were charged with lewd and indecent acts under the District of Columbia's disorderly conduct law, a Capitol Police spokesman said.

The protest occurred as congressional leaders and President Barack Obama seek a deal to avert automatic spending cuts and tax increases in January. A coalition of AIDS activist groups gathering in Washington for Saturday's World AIDS Day organized the protest.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/nude-aids-activists-arrested-boehners-office

1 year ago

They are getting worse and worse!!!!

1 year ago

This is no way to protest.How can anyone take them seriously when they do that?

1 year ago

I wouldn't know where to point my eyeballs Ancil!

1 year ago

Hmm. They say AIDS cuts kill. Well, it wasn't the AIDS cuts that killed them in the first place, was it?  

1 year ago

Oh YUCK!!!!  What a disgrace!!!!

1 year ago

I'd say dead in the water for brains. 

1 year ago

The liberal mentality is DEAD!!!!!!!! As in killed!!!!

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