Demonstrators from the organization ACT UP, angry with the federal government’s response to the AIDS crisis, protest in front of the headquarters of the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md., on Oct. 11, 1988, and effectively shut it down. By mid-morning some 50 of the protesters were arrested.

Demonstrators from the organization ACT UP, angry with the federal government’s response to the AIDS crisis, protest in front of the headquarters of the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md., on Oct. 11, 1988, and effectively shut it down. By mid-morning some 50 of the protesters were arrested.