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Disabled activists DPAC 'occupy' the grounds of Westminster Abbey

Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Activists enter the grounds of Westminster Abbey to start their protest against the withdrawal of the Independent Living Fund.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Members of DPAC inside the grounds.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Visitors to the area are stopped in their tracks by the 'occupation' of Westminster Abbey.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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DPAC and supporters enter the grounds with camping equipment and supplies.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Police gather at the gate stumped at the action and waiting for their instructions.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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A protestor from another action at Boots the chemist makes his way to Westminster Abbey.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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All aspects were covered in the organisation of the camp including important toilet facilities.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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The main tent could not be erected as a policeman stood on the canvas.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Other tents were being built when a heavy police presence put a halt to it.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Two policemen stood on the unbuilt tents for a long time.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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In all corners of the Abbey grounds there were large groups of police ready for tactical manoeuvres.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Activists and supporters were interviewed for many media outlets.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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The camp takes shape.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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The camp takes shape with supporters of DPAC lending a hand.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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The police enter the camp and before long tensions rise.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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The camp with disabled and able-bodied activists and supporters.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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All equipment arrived for the occupation to take place.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Light rain saw the protestors take cover for a short while.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Police storm the tents to discover disabled people peacefully protesting.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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Around 200 police cordoned off the grounds of Westminster Abbey after protestors took to occupying the location.
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The police crowd around a disabled protestor.
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The protestor is given safe reassurance by a supporter amidst heavy police presence.
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Another group of police personnel gather in numbers outside of the Abbey doors. The protestors are feet away on the grass.
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John McDonnell arrives at the protest and gives much support towards the plight of DPAC to save the Independent Living Fund.
Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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MP John McDonnell talks to supporters and the police at Westminster.
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  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
  • Disabled activists DPAC occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey
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In a protest against the halting of the Independent Living Fund (ILF), disabled protestors and their supporters crowded in the grounds of Westminster Abbey with the intention of occupation until mid July. A heavy police presence stopped all activity.

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