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Against Mind's collusion with the DWP

Stratford, London. 31st October 2016



 THe protesters from DPAC and MHRN met outside the Mind Offices on Stratford Broadway

 Denise McKenna, co-founder of MHRN speaks

 A woman walking by stops to listen. Most people passing stopped and agreed with the protesters about the effect of government cuts

 Paula Peters of DPAC holds up a bag with '30 pieces of silver' for Mind's policy and campaigns manager Tom Pollard

 who is about to go on a year's secondment with the Dept of Work & Pensions

 The protesters say he is 'selling out to the DWP'

 Paula Peters

 

 
    
 Didi Rossi of Winvisible and Roy Barn of MNRN

 

 Roy Bard

 'Professional or Collaborator?' - Docotrs and Psychiatrists who work with the DWP

 To everyone's surprise, Mind's chief executive, Paul Farmer came out to speak and argue with the protesters

 He shakes hands with Denise McKenna; Mind worked with MHRN to win a court case against the DWP

 who were found to be discriminating against the mentally disabled in the WCA tests

 

Didi Rossi keeps hold of the microphone while Paul Farmer speaks

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