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'Flash mob' highlights Aids day

campaigners froze in unison in Buchanan Street
The 'flash mob' was staged to publicise World Aids Day.

A 'flash mob' has been staged in Glasgow to publicise World Aids Day.

Dozens of campaigners "froze" at the same moment while handing one another Aids Day ribbons and condoms in the city's Buchanan Street.

The British Red Cross organised the stunt through social networking sites to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.

Louise Irvine, of the Red Cross, said: "The flash mob was a great opportunity to get people engaged in World AIDS Day in a totally new and different way."

She added: "It's been really inspiring to see how many people turned up to make a stand and it certainly gave all the Christmas shoppers something to think about.

"Sadly, HIV rates are still rising in Scotland year-on-year, so, it is everyone's responsibility to get people talking about it and raise awareness."

World Aids Day is Monday 1 December.

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