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9 "Bagels" Arrested in AIDS Protest

9 "Bagels" Arrested in AIDS Protest

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Nine people were arrested on World AIDS Day while protesting New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's attendance at a breakfast in Brooklyn in observance of the global event, NBC News reports.

The activists, members of the organization Housing Works, were performing a "schmear" campaign, and were dressed as bagels. The protest at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza was to highlight the fact that Bloomberg was attending the breakfast despite not supporting a failed bill that would have capped housing costs for people with HIV or AIDS at 30% of their income.

According to earlier reports, the "bagels" will later join a 24-hour vigil in City Hall park to honor New Yorkers who have succumbed to AIDS.

Watch footage of the video below:

World AIDS Day Bloomberg Bagel Boycott Protest from Housing Works on Vimeo.

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9 "Bagels" Arrested in AIDS Protest

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