09. September 2010 · Comments Off on 1989 · Categories: Links, News

So what happened on this day in 1989?

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9— About 50 AIDS activists disrupted opening night of the San Francisco Opera on Friday, chanting, ”You have the power to stop AIDS now.”

”We are demanding that those in attendance tonight wield their power to make ending the AIDS epidemic a national priority,” said a statement by the protest group, Stop AIDS Now or Else.

Tom Illgen, the opera’s marketing director, said the protest was misdirected.

”The audience that these people irritated are the people who are paying for AIDS benefits in San Francisco,” Mr. Illgen said. ”It was the wrong audience to do this in front of.”

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