February 10, 2019
Ah, but my friends, this is truly the best story.
Protests erupted inside New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Saturday night as demonstrators demanded the museum ditch its ties with the Sackler family ― the owners of Purdue Pharma, manufacturer and marketer of prescription painkiller OxyContin.
The museum’s Sackler Center for Arts Education, which includes multimedia labs and lecture theatres sprawled out over 8,200-square feet, was a gift from the family and opened to the public in 2001.
Footage of the incident uploaded to Twitter show leaflets being thrown from one of the museum’s upper walkways as some protesters staged a die-in.
Protestors staged a die-in & dropped flyers @ the #Guggenheim tonight demanding that the museum remove the name of the Sackler family, owners of @purduepharma that produces OxyContin. The pill kills ~200 people every day #OpioidEpidemic. Read more: https://t.co/UjEqeTLfYr pic.twitter.com/pRmoS3qRKY
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) February 10, 2019
— Krista Parry (@kristaparry) February 9, 2019
Designed to look like prescription slips, the leaflets were a response to allegations made in a court filing that a member of the Sackler family had predicted the launch of the opioid painkiller would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.”
Oxycodone, the drug’s active ingredient, is among the most common painkillers in prescription opioid deaths. Per the Associated Press, Purdue Pharma, its executives and members of the Sackler family were recently accused of deceiving patients and doctors about the risk of opioids and allegedly pushed prescribers of the drug to keep patients on it for longer.
The museum did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on the protests.
— Krista Parry (@kristaparry) February 10, 2019
Photos by mangolike pic.twitter.com/08jIRLqXyX
— Katie Holten 🌱 (@katieholten) February 9, 2019
Here’s one of the fake prescriptions dropped into the Guggenheim Museum tonight in @nangoldin1 protest against donations from the Sackler family that owns Purdue Pharma, of OxyContin infamy. pic.twitter.com/FhDZNCl41S
— Joanna Walters (@Joannawalters13) February 10, 2019
How long will the Jews be able to hold out on calling people opposed to Purdue Pharma what they are: anti-Semites?
I think they cannot possibly hold out much longer.
We’ve seen, time and again, that the Jews consider any and all criticism of a single Jew as an attack on their whole tribe – and here you have one Jewish family being protested for their connection to another Jewish family, in the heart of the Jewish occupation government.