PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Supporters of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal marched and rallied around Center City Friday afternoon, on the 35th anniversary of the death of Philadelphia Officer Daniel Faulkner.
The group gathered at 15th and JFK Boulevard demanding clean water, medical treatment, and freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Demonstrator Gil Obler said they were rallying for various important issues.
“We’re also talking about the hepatitis C crisis, what’s going on now, there’s a cure Harvoni, which you can get in India and Egypt for under ten dollars, but here in the United States, it’s a thousand dollars a pill.”
Pam Africa, of MOVE fame, was also at the rally.
“In order to get the cure, your liver has to be 60-percent calcified, you gotta be bleeding from your esophagus, the veins in your chest have got to be busted, this is torture,” Africa said.
A federal judge ruled last year that Pennsylvania’s hepatitis C protocol for inmates fails to meet constitutional standards and could prolong suffering.