2 July 2 1993

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2 July 2 1993 - to 9 p.m. AIDS activists scuffle with police...
to 9 p.m. AIDS activists scuffle with police over body WASHINGTON (AP) -Police scuffled briefly with AIDS activists who pulled the body of a dead colleague out of a van parked outside the Capitol on Thursday. Two men were arrested and charged with assaulting police officers and obstruction of justice just before protesters held a "political funeral" for Tim Bailey, 35, of New York City, a prominent AIDS activist. Bailey died Monday of AIDS complications in New York. The men arrested were James Aquino, 31, of New York, and Randall Bailey of Youngstown, Ohio. Demonstrators said Bailey was the dead man's brother and Aquino is a member of ACT UP's New York chapter. About 60 members of ACT UP, a militant, confrontational AIDS activist group, had planned to march Bailey's open coffin from the Capitol to the White House, where they would hold a memorial service and denounce the Clinton administration's response to the AIDS crisis. But U.S. Capitol Police held up the marchers for several hours, saying the protesters did not have all the necessary permits. At about 3:25 p.m., police said the protesters would be able to march, but not until after the evening rush hour. Some demonstrators accused police of trying to keep the event off the evening television news. About 15 minutes later, angry ACT UP members pulled the coffin out of the van. Police officers, some of them wearing rubber gloves, quickly shoved it back during the scuffle. Funerals

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  1. Standard-Speaker,
  2. 02 Jul 1993, Fri,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 2

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