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UK: Demo against cuts to housing benefit

Posted 09/12-10 at 12.38

The new Housing Emergency Coalition has called a protest outside Downing St on Wednesday December 15th at 12.30 against the Housing Benefit cap and social cleansing - they want people to take cardboard boxes and sleeping bags.

After this disabled people will move on to the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, at about 3, for some nativity themed photo opportunities. We will be visited by Joseph and Mary and their lovely donkey. We will meet them with placards carrying our borough names and turn them away.

Mary, a heavily pregnant wheelchair user, and Joseph, who is carrying bags of clothing are approaching a house with 'rooms to let' on a sign outside. Other signs read 'No more security of tenure' and 'No handicapped or homeless'. It is snowing heavily and they have snow on their cloaks. Another couple with a child are sheltering down at the foot of the steps leading up into the house. There is a crutch leaning against the wall behind them. A donkey and a sheep are peering out from an adjacent stable with snow on their heads. A man is standing at the top of the steps and is saying to them: "Sorry you have to be registered and then you wait for accessible housing on the Council waiting list!"

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After this disabled people will move on to the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, at about 3, for some nativity themed photo opportunities. We will be visited by Joseph and Mary and their lovely donkey. We will meet them with placards carrying our borough names and turn them away.

Write to Rich bigchief@groups.facebook.com Or Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) mail@dpac.uk.net

http://disabledpeopleprotest.wordpress.com/

More information at their facebook group sites

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181074851903167

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=121196194603310

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