December 1, 2011
Eight people were arrested today at an Occupy Wall Street protest in Lower Manhattan to mark World AIDS Day.
Protesters, HIV and AIDS patients and members of the nonprofit Housing Works rallied in Zuccotti Park, the heart of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and then marched to City Hall to demand that new upper-income taxes help pay for research and treatment for the disease.
Demonstrators held a “die-in,” and police arrested those who lay in the streets and refused to get up.
Some of the protesters advocates dressed as Robin Hood, to symbolize their wish to have the rich shoulder a heavier tax burden.