VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – U2’s latest North American tour “Innocence + Experience” kicks off tonight in Vancouver, and thousands of screaming rock fans won’t be the only ones showing up to greet Bono and company.
Activist Glenn Callender and his Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project group will be there too, to protest Bono’s support of mass male circumcision in Africa.
“Back in 2011, Bono did a big media tour where he spoke about how wonderful circumcision was in the fight against HIV and the problem is that circumcision is not an effective HIV control measure,” says Callender.
“Condoms are the only effective way to protect yourself from HIV and this circumcision campaign is causing a lot of circumcised men to actually stop using condoms,” he adds.
Callender’s group plans to show up to all 10 stops of U2’s North American trek, in what is being billed as the “Foreskin + Experience” Protest Tour.