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Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts

Activists occupied the office of House speaker John Boehner ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday.

THREE PEOPLE were arrested after stripping outside the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in a demonstration yesterday.

The activists stripped to reveal messages painted on their backs – including ‘AIDS cuts kill’ – in protest at possible cuts to HIV programmes in the event that no deal is reached to avert the ‘fiscal cliff‘ spending cuts which kick in on January 1.

The demonstrators said they wanted to articulate the “naked truth” about the impact of cuts to AIDS prevention and treatment programmes.

The stunt was timed to coincide with World AIDS Day, which takes place on December 1.

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