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HIV Activists Dump Pile Of Manure Outside UKIP Office

The HIV positive campaigners celebrated World AIDS Day the "fresh and steaming crap" on the doorstep of a local UKIP branch office.

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HIV campaigners in London have dumped a pile of manure outside UKIP's Croydon office to mark World AIDS Day.

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The group of HIV positive activists, calling themselves Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), dumped the manure on Monday.

They said they were protesting about Nigel Farage's comments in a Newsweek interview that HIV positive immigrants should not be allowed to come to the UK. Farage later said this was because of the burden HIV positive individuals place on the NHS.

We've had enough of UKIP's misinformation and offensive attacks on minorities. We wanted to show Farage that people living with HIV aren't going to take his B.S. any longer – so we've returned it. The vile crap that UKIP keeps spreading stigmatises and ostracises people living with HIV, gay people and immigrants. We thought this steaming pile of muck was a great representation of what we, as HIV-positive people, think of UKIP's agenda.

UKIP could not immediately be reached for comment.

Nigel Farage's party has previously pointed to its LGBT wing as evidence that it is not homophobic or prejudiced against people with HIV.

Scottish UKIP MEP David Coburn has previously dismissed suggestions the party has issues with gay men, telling BuzzFeed News that he himself is a "screaming poof".

ACT UP's Dan Glass, a veteran activist who once tried to superglue himself to Gordon Brown, explained why the group carried out the stunt against UKIP:

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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