Facing Court- For Protesting Against ATOS

8 Jan

Same Difference

Many thanks to the Welfare News Service.

This article titled ‘Fit For Work’ Test Protester Faces Court Fine For Using A Megaphoneand written by Steven Preece was first published by the Welfare News Service on 7 January 2014 and has been reproduced here with permission.

Dominic O’Hara faces a £50 fine for using a megaphone during a protest against Atos Healthcare, who carry out ‘Fit for Work’ tests on sick and disabled people on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Calls of “defend the right to protest” were heard from supporters of Mr O’Hara gathered outside the courthouse, as the hearing began in Glasgow today.

Mr O’Hara, who is said to be a member of the Revolutionary Communist Group, faced a previous charge of ‘assault with intent to resist arrest’, but this was dropped in October 2013 due to a lack of evidence, just minutes before…

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