Eric Goemaere (HoM for MSFB in South Africa)
speaking to the protesters outside the US embassy.
Protesters demonstrate outside Supreme Court in Pretoria, South Africa Monday March 5. 2001 as the pharmaceutical industry faced off in court against the South Africa government in what AIDS activists say is a landmark in the developing world's efforts to get cheap AIDS medication. Drug companies are suing the the government to try to overturn a 1997 law they argue would allow the health minister to arbitrarily ignore patents on medications.