Bill Clinton Heckled By Angry Prostitutes In Amsterdam

Bill Clinton was heckled by activists at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam on Friday while he was giving a speech. 

Walking down the center aisle with red umbrellas, protesters demanded the decriminalization, respect and protection of sex workers and drug users - while also vehemently opposing the location of the next conference scheduled for San Francisco in 2020. 

Clinton responded to the protesters objection to San Francisco as the venue for 2020, telling them: "You should also know for those of us who care about this issue in the United States, it is a sacred place. Many people died and all the first battles were fought, and they died some more. So I think when you get there, you’ll be glad they held the conference in San Francisco." 

“The decision to bring the International AIDS Conference to the U.S.A in 2020 reflects a gross disregard to the expressed requests of gay men, people who use drugs, and sex workers that the conference be hosted in a country where our participation is possible,” said George Ayala, executive director of MPACT Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights, in a statement earlier this week.

Matthew Hodson, of the HIV-information website AIDS map and who was attending the conference told PinkNews that the audience were broadly sympathetic to the protesters’ aims.

He said: “I couldn’t put a figure on it, but they received very warm applause from the delegates and they also received applause from President Clinton too.

“I do think it’s problematic that they are planning on holding the next conference in San Francisco, I’m very concerned that key populations will be discouraged from attending. -Pink News

Perhaps the attendees also enjoy using plastic straws and don't like stepping in poo?

Meanwhile, Clinton's stop in Amsterdam came as a surprise to locals:

A visit last year drew similar reactions:

Comments

JimmyJones jcaz Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

"The world needs to understand that sex workers, LGBTIQ+ members, people living with HIV, drug users and all the key populations are HUMANS. We need global policies that protect them from discrimination"

 

LmfaO, "Key populations" key for what?  Being used as a Millstone to tie around my neck?

For the record I do support people to be able to sell sex for money, its their body and if they are an adult I have no issue with it as long as its not under duress.  but as far as being Pillars of the community, yeah LMFAO

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Karl Marxist Klassenfeind Sat, 07/28/2018 - 10:42 Permalink

Exactly. I didn't hear no heckling, like, "Hey, motherfucker, where's all that Clinton charity money gone? How about Harmon Wilfred? ey, Bill! What's your charity actually done? How about specifics? Where? Let's talk about your pay-to-play pedophile buddies! Where'd you cull all the kids from, Bill? Hillary?" Now, that might be heckling.

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JimmyJones NidStyles Fri, 07/27/2018 - 19:39 Permalink

Statistic that I had heard when a Criminal Statistics analyst was being interviewed on talk radio some years back. Stuck with me since it wasn't something that was ever spoken about on typical talk radio. The man actually was concerned that the LBQT crowd would come after him for pointing out the statistical fact.

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Oldguy05 Handful of Dust Fri, 07/27/2018 - 21:52 Permalink

Back when I was 17 and actually got to see Queen...I always thought the band name was because they were English...then I saw Freddy in a body suit running around with half a microphone stand in his hands....

Oh....duh! I get it now!

Great musicians none the less. Brian May was awesome! Rodger Taylor was a damn good drummer. John Deacon was a hot bassist. Freddy needed some dental work. It's not who you know. It's who you blow I guess. Freddy died of AIDS. with bad teeth.

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