“There was 300 police for 100 protestors. They kettled everybody in and refused to allow food, water and medication in.”

Last weekend, Disabled People Against Cuts set about starting a protest in the form of a three week camp at Westminster Abbey, to run till the end of Parliament in action against the closure of the Independent Living Fund. The camp disbanded soon after it began, when the Dean of Westminster Abbey John Hall, called police to the scene to physically remove those chained to the gates. We spoke to Rob Punton from DPAC about what happened at the camp, the Church of England, the ILF and the future of the campaign. Here in his own words, Rob explains what happened and why he is forced to continue with action.

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The Independent Living Fund…

“I was one of the first people to claim the Independent Living Fund. I’ve been claiming the ILF since 1988. Why it’s important to me is because it allows me to carry on with…

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One Response to “There was 300 police for 100 protestors. They kettled everybody in and refused to allow food, water and medication in.”

  1. Jay says:

    I thought the role of the Police was to protect US, the people (who pay their wages), from law breakers..? i.e protect us from criminals…?

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