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New Orleans Demonstration at APA Convention

April 12, 2010 by  
Filed under CCHR News, Featured

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In May, 2010, more than 100 people from across Louisiana and other states protested the annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association, demanding that the APA sever all ties to pharmaceutical company interests.

With chants like “Hey, hey APA, how many kids have you drugged today,” members and supporters of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) also honored children who were killed by dangerous psychiatric drugs – drugs that APA members profit from.

For over two hours supporters from Texas, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, DC, and other states, wearing “Love Me Don’t Drug Me” and “Psychiatric Labels Harm Kids” t-shirts (and other messages) carrying signs, marched past the entrance to the convention center, up and down the street, drawing psychs and patrons from local businesses out to see and hear truth about psychiatry.

The march was followed by the Grand Opening of the “Psychiatry: Industry of Death” exhibit at the Riverwalk Mall a few blocks away.  Stephanie Fielding, Mission Holder in New Orleans, and lifelong resident, kicked off the ceremonies by welcoming everyone to New Orleans and to the exhibit.  Bob Schmidt, CCHR Atlanta, introduced special guest speakers, Arlene Tessitori, CCHR Boston, a pharmaceutical marketing insider and Georgia Senator Donzella James, who spoke on the need to stop drugging our children and the collusion between the pharmaceutical companies and psychiatry to keep making profits by drugging kids.

The exhibit was open to all visitors until Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

You will find more photographs of the demonstration on the CCHR Louisiana website by June 7, 2010!

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