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British anti-disabled police brutality


Atos kills and the police injure…

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This video from Britain is called DWP disability protest.

By Will Stone in London, England:

Met accused of Department for Work and Pensions protest brutality

Sunday 02 September 2012

Police were accused today of viciously attacking disabled protesters who peacefully occupied the Department for Work and Pensions, fracturing a wheelchair user’s shoulder and breaking another’s chair.

Campaigners occupied the department’s building in Tothill Street, Westminster, on Friday before being joined by hundreds more, concluding a week-long protest against Atos Healthcare to coincide with the opening of the Paralympic Games.

Desperate Met officers formed a line to prevent further protesters entering the building while others negotiated the exit of those already inside.

They resorted to “excessive and unnecessary” force and begun pushing the crowd resulting in the fracture of wheelchair user Patrick Lynch’s shoulder, damaging another’s chair and breaking a man’s glasses, Disabled People Against Cuts claim.

Campaigners say…

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4 responses

  1. Thanks for reblogging!

    September 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    • thanks for keeping us informed

      September 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  2. Important. Thanks for posting.

    September 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    • Thanks for responding.
      Sad but true – everywhere the so-called security forces seem to be upping the levels of violence, even against folk in wheelchairs. I watched video of Spanish police attacking protesters yesterday and they were indiscriminate – hitting women and girls in a very scary way.
      I’ve some personal experience of disability legislation as have been diagnosed with a rare incurable condition called Palindromic Arthritis (funny name for a nasty illness) It’s like rheumatoid arthritis but come and goes (hence name) It causes inflammation of any synovial joint and flares up and goes away in about 2 days. At first I thought someone had a voodoo doll and was doing things to it 🙂
      Imagine telling an unsympathetic hard-faced Atos health care professional that 🙂 The nurse I saw hadn’t heard of the condition, told me it was something else, then when I’d convinced her told me not to refer to joints like the wrist as the carpal joint because ‘she wasn’t that kind of nurse’ 🙂

      September 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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