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UK: Resurgence of protest by disabled people

Posted 06/1-11 at 15.49

Some of the most vulnerable groups the government said it would always safeguard are seeing that they have become the primary targets for spending cuts. Faced with the loss of benefits, housing and services, they are finding their voice in the protests.

For example, the new year's message from The Broken Of Britain (see link below) disabled people's campaign highlights "the misery" that the coalition government has heaped on disabled people in just six months through its benefits policies, but concludes that 2011 will show that "David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith have picked the wrong fight" as grassroots protests escalate.

An increasing number of disabled people and their organizations are also joining trade union and student protests against cuts.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2011/jan/05/vulnerable-hidden-protesting-voice-anti-coalition

http://thebrokenofbritain.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-years-message-from-broken-of.html

 

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