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AIDS Policy Protest Closes Brooklyn Bridge

Associated Press

More than 50,000 loosely organized marchers converged on lower Manhattan today, closing the Brooklyn Bridge to protest a federal AIDS policy they say discriminates against Haitians.

By early afternoon, traffic was badly snarled, even by Manhattan standards. The march was called to protest a Food and Drug Administration policy prohibiting anyone who has emigrated from Haiti from giving blood as a precaution against spreading AIDS.


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