Bad Girl Ambassador stops traffic

Photos from the ICAAP demonstrations show courageous Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and others attempting to stop a police car taking away a lawyer who had been arrested. 

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Statement of demands by ICAAP community representatives and activists on unacceptable police violence at ICAAP

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Taking the example of Korean sex workers, community protesters got up on stage today in the plenary with facemasks symbolising the silencing of the voices of the communities, and read a list of demands to the organisers and UNAIDS.

We are appalled at the failure of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific, the Local Organising Committee and the UN in predicting, preventing and effectively intervening in the violence that took place on the 27th of August 2011.

Sex workers condemn the use of force by Korean security on peaceful demonstrators

Busan – South Korea - Press Statement – Saturday 27th August 2011- For immediate release

Police beat and arrested South Korean activists, among them people living with HIV/AIDS, during a PEACEFUL march at the ICAAP in Busan. The march was organised to protest against Free Trade agreements being negotiated across the Asia Pacific region. International and Korean activists were jointly marching through the Conference Convention Center.