Physically Disabled Clash With Police In Jerusalem

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

Harsh struggles in Israel are not only of a military nature. Several dozens of physically disabled protesters fight to ‘be recognised as human beings and to fully integrate into society’ as well as for an increase in their social security benefits. Using the power of motorized wheelchairs protesters forcibly broke out of police barriers deployed to contain them in a small area.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

This is Day One of what demonstrators promise will be a long, hard, struggle. In the late 1990’s handicapped protesters conducted a similar battle with protests going on for over two months. Protesters describe their life as a daily struggle for survival; “We don’t need to beg! We’re entitled to respect!” Demonstration leaders claim they will not back down ‘until white smoke emerges from the chimney’.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

Disabled protesters demand an increase in their social security benefits opposite the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem. Israel. 25/10/2010.

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