Harvard Students Protest Ex-Pharma Exec Shkreli’s Talk

CAMBRIDGE (AP) — Harvard students are protesting a campus appearance by indicted former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli.

The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is slated to talk about investing at a Wednesday night event organized by the Harvard Financial Analysts Club.

Another student group says the appearance “promotes and glorifies murderous financial practices.” It’s organizing a rally and a separate “teach-in” about pharmaceutical price-gouging.

Students protest Ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli at Harvard University (WBZ-TV)

Students protest Ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli at Harvard University (WBZ-TV)

Opponents are encouraging speech attendees to “audibly disrupt and walk out of the event.”

Shkreli was criticized after his company purchased a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients to fight parasitic infections and dramatically raised its price.

He is free on $5 million bail pending his federal securities fraud trial in an unrelated case. He has pleaded not guilty.

Shkreli also is scheduled to speak at UMass-Boston Thursday.

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  1. David Keith says:

    How bad can a Wu-Tang Clan fan be?

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