Post written by Lucy Stokes
On 30th June 2012 Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) launched East Midlands Disabled People Against Cuts, with people from Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester and Market Harborough attending the meeting. The main speakers were Linda Burnip and Debbie Jolly, who cofounded DPAC. We talked about what activities to do in the region and about past activities, such as blocking traffic in Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square; the creation of gridlocks on the streets of London (as a result of a mass wheelchair assault on the buses) and a number of other protests held outside Atos’ headquarters in Euston. Discussion also dealt with forming alliances with other campaigning groups such as Right to Work, UK Uncut and the Climate Justice Collective.
For more information or to join East Midlands DPAC email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Roxeanne and Joanna for the photos.