Justin Perrault passed along this article about a recent courthouse protest against the Sackler family and Perdue Pharma, maker of the Oxy Contin drug at the center of the
country's opiod crisis. Thanks. The protesters hurled "blood money" notes symbolizing the family's profits from the drug. -Editor
This morning, about a dozen protesters from PAIN Sackler, accompanied by activists from Binghamton-based Truth Pharm, chanted "Shame on Sacklers!"
The activists hurled a blizzard of "blood money" in the air — mock one-dollar bills printed with the word "Oxy" and splattered with red paint — and spilled mock prescription
bottles across the steps of the courthouse. They spread themselves across the cement for a 200-second die-in and moment of silence for the nearly 200 individuals who die daily
from drug overdoses.
"They have more than enough money to help start treating this crisis," Harry Cullen, an activist with PAIN Sackler, addressed the crowd. "That money belongs to the people who
they have killed."
To read the complete article, see:
PAIN Sackler Activists Throw "Blood Money" and Stage Die-in Outside Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy
Wayne Homren, Editor
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