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Disabled Protesters Occupy Grounds of Westminster Abbey and Set Up Camp

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Disabled Protesters Occupy Grounds of Westminster Abbey and Set Up Camp

[quote=http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/disabled-protesters-occupy-grounds-of-westminster-abbey-and-set-up-camp/]Disabled people have today occupied the grounds of Westminster Abbey in protest at the closure of the Independent Living Fund.
In a bold escalation of the campaign against this vicious move, the protesters are currently establishing a camp for independent living,  Campaigners want to draw attention to this Government’s treatment of severely disabled people who depend on the ILF to lead independent lives
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Re: Disabled Protesters Occupy Grounds of Westminster Abbey and Set Up Camp

Oh.NO!......

















Not another news feed  Cheesy
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How many @ last count (dracula) Tongue
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[quote= ]This is what Christianity looks like
The leadership of the Church of England showed themselves to have the morals of sewer rats today after hundreds of police were drafted in to prevent a peaceful protest by disabled campaigners.
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Whilst the protest was being established a letter was presented to the church explaining the reason for the disruption.  This was completely ignored by the Dean of Westminster, John Hall, who instead of meeting with the protesters, or even giving a statement, cowered inside and allowed the police to carry out his dirty work.  At the time I left two people had been arrested, for reasons which are currently unclear.  Over 200 police kettled the 60 or so protesters, which included many severely disabled people who use the ILF themselves.  Police refused to allow any food or drink for those inside the Abbey grounds, and even prevented a severely disabled person’s personal assistant from entering the kettle.
At one point, so desperate were the police to arrest someone for nothing,  they charged into the crowd causing people to fall onto several wheelchair users.  Such was the sudden aggression of police it is a miracle no-one was severely injured although unconfirmed reports suggest one disabled person did have to receive treatment after this assault.  Police also attempted to remove access ramps for wheelchairs users to prevent them from being able to peacefully protest in the Abbey grounds.  Equipment was damaged and police prevented the planned disabled toilet and other infra-structures to be created which would have led to a safe event.  Throughout the afternoon all those inside the grounds remained at risk of violent arrest, and in fact, as you read this, that might be happening.