Disabled Protesters Bring Chaos To Central London To Say #Balls2TheBudget

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A police mob descends on a disabled protester outside the budget yesterday.

Disabled people, benefit claimants and supporters brought chaos to central London yesterday at a lively and angry demonstration against George Osborne’s budget.

Whilst inside the House of Commons the Chancellor was slashing sickness and disability benefits by almost a third for many new claimants, outside disabled people repeatedly outwitted a heavy police presence to bring traffic to a standstill in the capital.

The day began in Whitehall where the protest spilled across the street and the Downing Street gates were pelted with balls.  Demonstrators then moved down to Westminster Bridge as a huge banner was unfurled opposite parliament reading #Balls2TheBudget.  Eventually the banner was brought onto the bridge which remained blockaded for over an hour.  The protest received a a huge amount of support from several waiting bus drivers, as well as fire and ambulance crews who were allowed to pass quickly through the blockade.

Demonstrators then moved onto Parliement Square where mounted police were stationed in anticipation.  This didn’t deter the protesters and at one point the banner was stretched across two roads effectively shutting down the movement of traffic in all directions.

Police eventually moved in and began violently shoving disabled people out of the road and seizing the banner, to the horror of many passing tourists.  Four people were arrested, including one wheelchair user, who was surrounded by dozens of police after being carried off the road and forced to wait for almost an hour whilst bungling coppers tried to work out how to arrest someone in a wheelchair.

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On the wrong side, along with his party, Sadiq Khan couldn’t get away fast enough.

One person who didn’t support the protesters was Labour MP, Sadiq Khan who slithered through the crowd whilst all this was taking place.  Khan, who has wild fantasies about becoming London Mayor, was asked to support the arrested disabled protester as concerns grew over the handling of the situation by the police.  At the very least you might have expected a Labour politician to check he was okay, or offer a message of support to the demonstration.  The sad truth is he couldn’t give a fuck and scurried away as quickly as possible.  Remember that London, when Khan had a chance to show support for disabled people, acting on behalf of the capital’s poorest residents, he turned his back and fled.  The coward is on twitter @SadiqKhan.

Despite the arrests the day was a huge success.  It is rare that a protest called in the morning achieves such a boisterous and defiant crowd.  Something is stirring, throughout the UK, and two demonstrations later in the day – in support of the sacked Sothebys workers, and a ‘die in’ at Parliament Square – were both well attended.

The protest was called by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and supported by Class War, Streets Kitchen, Black Dissidents, London Latinxs, Columbian Women in Action, Occupy,Brick Lane Debates, Winvisible, London Black Revs, Reclaim Hackney, Camden Resists, Never Again Ever and many more.

For a round up including pics and video from the day visit DPAC’s website.

Protests continue over the weekend in the capital with a demonstration in support of the outsourced university workers due to be held today (Friday 9th July) at 1.30pm outside the Royal College of Music.

Then on Saturday the long awaited second Fuck Parade is set to take Camden by storm from 7pm on Saturday night.  Get there early to catch a specially planned warm up event and share the fuck out of the facebook page.

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34 responses to “Disabled Protesters Bring Chaos To Central London To Say #Balls2TheBudget

  1. Reblogged this on tories slowly killing britain and commented:
    Are there seriously that many police on one person on a disability scooter? Torie Scum!

  2. socialaction2014

    Reblogged this on Social Action.

  3. Reblogged this on L8in.

  4. overburdenddonkey

    protesting directly @ DM’s is legitimate protest and always will be…hold the line DPAC and others will surely join yous…

  5. James Gasekll

    Based on the photo (police mob) I counted at least eleven police officers surrounding one disabled protester! What kind of fucked-up country has the UK become whereby one disabled person is seen as such a major threat to the state?

  6. the fact that the police are manhandling disabled protesters for all to see shows that they the political elite are running scared and feel threatened by the animosity stirring in the uk, undoubtedly barking orders that the dissent must be dealt with a heavy hand as a detterrent to others.Everywhere you go people talk of being exploited in the workplace relatives and friends disabled or unemployed with not enough money to make ends meet and worse people committing suicide because they cant cope. They are completely out of control and with every day that passes without justice their pedestals grow ever taller. It is time to fight these fuckers with what they lack talent, wit and creativity, look at the likes of Nxt Gen the rapper on youtube and look how he channels his anger in a way which is admirable and inspiring, look at the comedians that use their comedy to slam the out of touch politicians i for one am going to be using my love of art to channel the hatred i feel for these toxic people and i will not be scared to put it out there for all to see.People who are out of touch with what is happening those who have lost their fire to fight for the right thing need showing in such a way that they can not ignore they need to be made to feel like a fellow human being again. I think when this revolution comes and mark my words that it will, it will be completely unlike anything that has come before. Its time to shake the tree upon whose boughs they perch.

  7. The Right to Political Protest Needs to be Defended

    Down with State Tyranny

  8. A Simple but Good Way of Protesting is to Fly Wave Display the Flag
    of Greece in Saying OXI to Tory Nutcase Public Spending Cuts Austerity

  9. I Agree Very Good Points

    Amzz naylor | July 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm | Reply

    the fact that the police are manhandling disabled protesters for all to see shows that they the political elite are running scared and feel threatened by the animosity stirring in the uk, undoubtedly barking orders that the dissent must be dealt with a heavy hand as a detterrent to others.Everywhere you go people talk of being exploited in the workplace relatives and friends disabled or unemployed with not enough money to make ends meet and worse people committing suicide because they cant cope. They are completely out of control and with every day that passes without justice their pedestals grow ever taller. It is time to fight these fuckers with what they lack talent, wit and creativity, look at the likes of Nxt Gen the rapper on youtube and look how he channels his anger in a way which is admirable and inspiring, look at the comedians that use their comedy to slam the out of touch politicians i for one am going to be using my love of art to channel the hatred i feel for these toxic people and i will not be scared to put it out there for all to see.People who are out of touch with what is happening those who have lost their fire to fight for the right thing need showing in such a way that they can not ignore they need to be made to feel like a fellow human being again. I think when this revolution comes and mark my words that it will, it will be completely unlike anything that has come before. Its time to shake the tree upon whose boughs they perch.

    • Another Fine Mess

      NoOppression | July 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm | Reply

      It would be good if you could click on the Reply at the end of a comment, instead of making a mess that’s hard to follow.

      • sibrydionmawr

        Making sense more than just occasionally would be good too!

        • Another Fine Mess

          It wouldn’t surprise me at all if noop was just a piece of software.

        • Another Fine Mess

          Well I’ve considered that noop might be someone struggling with a broken browser, using email? or a blind person struggling with a screen reader.

          But I think it’s just a program posting political junk meself!

          • overburdenddonkey

            it’s like what can we do for them…!

            • Another Fine Mess

              Well I’m just going to scroll past it – as usual.
              It might be a virus on someone’s PC. I’d been wondering why when I’m busy jobsearching every time I turn my back my PC decides to go and have a quick look at the void.🙂

    • I second that – I have asked you before on the last thread why are you cutting & pasting my posts !!!

  10. So the Institute of Fiscal Studies has now said around 13 million families, or 40 million people will be worse off after Osbornes budget.
    And while we’re at it lets use their real names Gideon Osborne, and Alexander-de-Pffefel Johnson. Spineless class war lackeys of the 1%. Theyre such cunts they have to hide their posh names to ensure a few deluded mugs vote for them.

  11. VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN THIS TORY GOVERNMENT

    WHO WILL AGREE WITH ME ?

  12. Bastards the Labour party are and that is exemplified by that little rat scurrying away. Anyone with any sense that the labour party support anyone other than rich businesses and those “doing the right thing” are well and truly shattered now.

    They don’t want to represent the poorest and weakest in society, that means the unemployed the sick/disabled and those on poverty wages. So who exactly do they represent? They don’t even know themselves.

    So alike are the Tories and the Labour party that much of Osborne’s budget was what the Labour party said they would do!!! LOL!

    Why don’t they just merge party’s? So alike have they become.

  13. 11 police for one wheelchair. 100 wheelchairs needs 1100 police. 1,000 wheelchairs 11,000 police. I know health & safety has gone mad. It`s too dangerous there needs to be 15 police for 1 wheelchair. The wheelchairs are only disabled because they have punctures. It don`t matter as long as there is a niff police so we can`t see the wheelchair. Mob Fury. Have you got a puncture kit officer !!!`

  14. They really don`t know how to handle the disabled. So it`s manhandled again.

    • sibrydionmawr

      In Ireland it’s 12 police for every hole dug for a water meter… just think, at the ratio they need to arrest people these days we could bankrupt the police on overtime payments alone!

  15. Plenty o’ plods there eh? Funny they can get them, as many as they like, when the occasion demands. Like times like this and when they organised the police paramilitary squads to open out on the miners at Orgreave by clubbing them and riding over them with horses.

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  17. Indeed Britain Need’s Political Revolution Not Tory Nation Wrecking

    Amzz naylor | July 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm | Reply

    the fact that the police are manhandling disabled protesters for all to see shows that they the political elite are running scared and feel threatened by the animosity stirring in the uk, undoubtedly barking orders that the dissent must be dealt with a heavy hand as a detterrent to others.Everywhere you go people talk of being exploited in the workplace relatives and friends disabled or unemployed with not enough money to make ends meet and worse people committing suicide because they cant cope. They are completely out of control and with every day that passes without justice their pedestals grow ever taller. It is time to fight these fuckers with what they lack talent, wit and creativity, look at the likes of Nxt Gen the rapper on youtube and look how he channels his anger in a way which is admirable and inspiring, look at the comedians that use their comedy to slam the out of touch politicians i for one am going to be using my love of art to channel the hatred i feel for these toxic people and i will not be scared to put it out there for all to see.People who are out of touch with what is happening those who have lost their fire to fight for the right thing need showing in such a way that they can not ignore they need to be made to feel like a fellow human being again. I think when this revolution comes and mark my words that it will, it will be completely unlike anything that has come before. Its time to shake the tree upon whose boughs they perch.

  18. There Need’s to be Millions Protesting on a Daily Basis

    Mass Protest brought down other Tyrannical Regimes in History

  19. Get a job you lazy twats.
    Your scrounging holiday is over. lol
    God bless IDS!

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