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13 AIDS activists arrested outside White House

Tuesday - 7/24/2012, 4:29pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Thirteen AIDS activists were arrested outside the White House after tying dollar bills and pill bottles to the executive mansion's fence and calling for better funding of HIV and AIDS programs.

The group was arrested on Tuesday after a demonstration during which AIDS activists marched through downtown Washington and then crowded a park in front of the White House.

Demonstrators carried signs that read "End AIDS" and "Community Power," among things. They rang cow bells and chanted sayings like "Clean needles save lives" and "We can end AIDS."

"The whole world is watching," some chanted as the demonstrators were arrested.

The International AIDS Conference is currently going on in Washington.


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