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Disabled People Against Cuts are back on the streets again – and they’re very angry. They’re demanding the £20 cut to universal credit be cancelled, a cut that will affect 6.5 million families. 2.3 million recipients of universal benefits are actually working – an estimated one million children of key workers are growing up in poverty.
DPAC showed the government they mean business by causing chaos in Kings Cross station, bringing Euston Road outside the station to a standstill, blocking the road outside Downing St, and defying the proposed crime and police bill by holding very loud and noisy actions.
The vast majority of disabled people didn’t even get the £20 increase in universal credit during the pandemic, part of the 2.2 million people on legacy benefits who didn’t qualify. And after thousands of disabled people lost their lives through 12 years of austerity, the pandemic was another horrific time – 60% of COVID deaths so far are disabled people. #audioriot