Nov 27, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard
Hill Protest: “Boehner, Boehner, don’t be a dick. Budget cuts will make us sick.” [explicit photo]
Excerpted from The Hill: Multiple protesters stripped naked in Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office on Tuesday afternoon to protest possible cuts to AIDS research.
The protest happened in Boehner’s office in the Longworth House Office Building, not the Speaker’s office where he works in the Capitol. Boehner’s office confirmed that he was not in the office at the time.
A spokesman for the Capitol Police said that three protesters were arrested, all female. They are charged with lewd and indecent acts based on D.C.’s disorderly conduct code.
There were seven protesters total, including three women and four men. Several protesters had the word “AIDS” painted on their bodies, according to reports and photos shared on Twitter.
The protest lasted more than 10 minutes, until Capitol Police warned protesters that they would be arrested if they did not get dressed and leave the office. Reporters from BuzzFeed, Talking Points Memo and others who were in the office at the time had plenty of time to snap explicit photos of the nude protesters.
“Boehner, Boehner, don’t be a d—, budget cuts will make us sick,” they chanted. “The budget cuts are really rude, that’s why we have to be so lewd.”