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Protesters strip down in Boehner's office (Oh, no they di-int!)
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Published: Nov. 27, 2012 at 7:17 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- <snip>Tuesday's protest was organized by Health Global Access Group, Queerocracy, Act Up N.Y. and Act Up Philadelphia, the liberal Talking Points Memo website said. Organizers said automatic federal spending cuts set to take effect in January could lead to substantial cuts in HIV/AIDS funding, which could cost lives.


They chanted: "Boehner, Boehner, don't be a dick, budget cuts will make us sick," and, "The budget cuts are really rude, that's why we have to be so lewd."

They also chanted: "Fight AIDS. Act up. Fight back," and, "End AIDS with the Robin Hood tax, no more budget cuts on our back," TPM reported.

The protest had gone on for about 10 minutes when Capitol Police told protesters they faced arrest if they did not put their clothes back on and leave Boehner's office, The Hill said. All seven protesters put their clothes on and left Boehner's office, and the three women were arrested as they remained in a hallway to talk to reporters, TPM said.


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