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Super Crips to protest during closing ceremony of Paralympics?! / 9 September 2012

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Can we dare to believe it ...

According to a report in the Daily Mirror on-line, outraged athletes have lined up to slam PM David Cameron and his beleaguered Chancellor George Osborne in a storm that threatens to taint tonight’s ­ Paralympic closing ceremony.

It claims that Team GB’s Paralympic athletes have launched a furious attack on the Government over ­savage plans to slash vital disability payments.

Last week George Osborne was booed as he appeared in front of an 80,000-strong crowd at the ­ Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London, to present medals to ­ triumphant Paralympians.

Now competitors have told of their own fury at the Coalition cuts which will see benefits worth between £20 and £131.50 a week slashed next year.

The article then goes on to give quotes from several disabled athletes who speak about their own experiences when faced with cuts.

Well, if this is true it must mean that our trusty Super Crips have been listening to what we've all been saying for the past few months. Only a protest at the Paralympics will capture the world media and bring our battle for equality to the forefront of British politics.

Let's hope that it's not just a dream and that they will make a protest during tonights finale ... we live in hope!

You can read the full Daily Mirror article by clicking here

You can also update yourselves on the ATOS protests still taking place by clicking here

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Comments

Kristina Veasey

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19 September 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed the Paralympics. Finished off our session in the stadium taking a photo of my partner and daughter.

Kristina Veasey

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19 September 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed the Paralympics. Finished off our session in the stadium taking a photo of my partner and daughter.

Crippen

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13 September 2012

Oh dear ... I must have blinked. Did anyone else see any form of protest at the closing ceremony? :-(

Deborah Caulfield

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9 September 2012

Let's hope so.