Crippen applauds disabled protesters who are prepared to face prison

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Disabled activists Dolly Sen and Ellen Clifford have stated that they are prepared to break the law, and even go to prison, if the government succeeds in bringing in new legislation that will see the criminalisation of protest.

Criminalisation of Protest

They were both speaking at the online launch of Dolly’s new documentary, Broken Hearts for the DWP, which exposes the role of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in countless deaths of benefit claimants over the last decade.

Dolly told those at the launch that she was “expecting to go to jail” for her fight against injustice, due to changes being introduced by the government through the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill that she said would have a worrying impact on the right to protest.

Ellen Clifford, a member of the national steering group of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), said the bill was one…

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