The First World Economic Forum Protestors Are Arrested

February 01, 2002


Rita Lasar

who lost her brother, Abe Zelmanowitz, at the World Trade Center.

Kelly Campbell

whose brother-in-law Craig Amundson was killed in the Pentagon attack.

Medea Benjamin

founding director of Global Exchange, the group that organized the trip to Afghanistan.

Yesterday morning at the crack of dawn, 7 ACT UP activists were arrested while dropping two massive banners in protest of the World Economic Forum. The banners demanded that corporations pay for treatment for the tens of thousands of HIV-positive workers they employ in poor countries. Mark Milano was officially the first WEF protester to be arrested this year in New York.


  • Mark Milano, ACT UP New York.