Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Disabled Protest

'We are not invisible.'
'For the fullfillment of the transportation subsidy.'
An organization of disabled people held a protest by City Hall this morning, charging that their

benefits are being cut. If true, this is suprising for the administration of Mayor Gustavo Petro, a leftist who you'd expect to give the poor and disabled top priority. 

The demonstration also produced the surprising spectacle of a line of armored riot police protecting City Hall from a small group of disabled people. 

A protester raises a line in front of a row of riot police. 

The 'Semillas del Futuro' (Seeds of the Future) Foundation.

Disabled people are separated from City Hall by a police line. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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