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…
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