Jason K. Thong
Martin Shkreli speaks in the Science Center on Wednesday night at an event organized by the Harvard Financial Analysts Club. Protesters disrupted the event, standing up, walking out, and encouraging others to move to a “teach-in” panel on AIDS treatment and unethical pharmaceutical practices.
Students protest Martin Shkreli outside the Science Center. Shkreli’s appearance on campus sparked controversy, with protester Darshali Vyas citing Shkreli’s 5000 percent price hike of Daraprim, a drug used to treat patients with compromised immune systems, as a reason for her outrage.
“It is my country—I should be sentimental, and I should be relating to them, but at the same time, how is that helping anyone?” says Leen Al-Kassab ’18. “That’s not going to change the fact that I have a midterm tomorrow. That’s not going to change the fact that I have a pset due at midnight that has to be turned in.”