BY Advocate.com Editors
December 01 2009 11:05 AM ET
Ten AIDS activists were arrested today at New York City’s Gracie Mansion, the city’s official mayoral residence (although Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t live there). They were protesting Bloomberg’s recent $6 million cuts to the city’s HIV/AIDS budget.
According to a Housing Works press release, provided by blogger JoeMyGod, the protesters staged a sit-in at the mansion and were arrested while chanting, “People with AIDS under attack, what do we do? Act up, fight back!” The 10 who were arrested included Housing Works’ president and CEO, Charles King.