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Remembrance for the Victims of ATOS and the Coalition

posted 22 Aug 2013, 03:18 by Dan Fearnley   [ updated 9 Sep 2013, 02:30 ]
Participants in the Candlelight Remembrance 06.09.13

UPDATE:  Thanks to all who attended, the Remembrance was a meaningful, heartfelt event.

Up to January 2013, 10,600 people died within six weeks of their ATOS assessment. IDS and the coalition consider this a success at reducing the number of claims. Since January, the DWP has stopped publishing the data, but that number has increased and the lowest accepted figure is now at least 20,000. This is equivalent to the death toll of a natural disaster and these people should not be forgotten. 

So at 8pm on Sept 6th a candlelight vigil will be held at 8pm on Broad Street near Balliol Collegeand at 8:20pm please take ONE MIN SILENCE to remember those who are now longer with us. and for those who cant make it out to one of these mass gatherings show your support by placing a single white candle in your front window.