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2 Cancer Patients Arrested Protesting Drug Provisions in TPP

February 05, 2016
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Protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal continue after the 12-nation pact was signed Thursday in New Zealand. In Washington, D.C., two cancer patients were arrested after linking arms and refusing to leave the lobby of the building that houses PhRMA, the trade association that has pressed for expanded monopolies in the TPP. Zahara Heckscher spoke as she was arrested.

Zahara Heckscher: "I have advanced breast cancer, and I’m here to tell Congress, 'Reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership.' It hurts people with cancer. It would make cancer medicines even more expensive. We can’t afford the TPP. People with cancer can’t afford the TPP. It’s a life-and-death issue."

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