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The State

January 20, 1988

San Francisco Supervisor Harry Britt was arrested after he chained himself to a door of a federal building to protest lack of federal financing for AIDS research. "People have reached a point of anger where nothing less than civil disobedience is the answer," said Britt, who was among 15 arrested during a protest organized by the AIDS/ARC Vigil. Britt is the city's highest ranking gay official. Federal police used a bolt cutter to dislodge the chain from the door. All those arrested, including Britt, were released after agreeing to pay $25, or appear in court next month.

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