Nation IN BRIEF : VIRGINIA : Replica of Condom Put on Helms’ Roof
An AIDS activist group briefly inflated a 15-foot replica of a condom on the roof of Sen. Jesse Helms’ suburban Washington home. Seven protesters used two blowers powered by a portable generator to fill the nylon replica with air, said Peter Staley, 30, a member of Treatment Action Guerrillas. The group was protesting positions the North Carolina Republican has taken on several AIDS-related issues, Staley said. There were no arrests.