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In one of the the largest public health marches in Europe in decades thousands of hepatitis C patients and public health defenders marched through the streets of Madrid last Saturday to demand “treatments for all”. http://www.cuartopoder.es/invitados/2015/01/10/en-directo-marcha-moncloa-en-apoyo-de-los-afectados-por-la-hepatitis-c/4171 The protest was organized by La Plataforma de Afectados por la Hepatitis C (PLAFH) * and was supported by dozens of NGOs, trade-unions and by opposition political parties from the center and the left. Throughout the demonstration civil society and political representatives expressed harsh criticism of both the Spanish Government and the pharmaceutical industry. The cut-backs in the Government´s public health spending and the abusive prices of the industry were the main targets of the crowd´s chanting.
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