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Disability protest blockades entrance to BBC

Issue No. 2369

Disabled people and their supporters blockaded the entrance to BBC offices in west London on Monday of this week.

The action was part of a week of action organised by Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac).

Further protests were set to take place on Wednesday of this week.

Ellen Clifford is on the national steering committee of Dpac. 

She told Socialist Worker, “Disabled people are fed up with the BBC putting out the lies and misrepresentations of the government as fact.

“This encourages people to think there’s a big problem with welfare in Britain when there isn’t.”

Around 100 disabled people and their supporters protested at the Crossrail site in London last week demanding that it is made fully accessible.

It would cost just  0.2 percent of the £14.5 million Crossrail budget to make it step-free.

 


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Tue 3 Sep 2013, 18:26 BST
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