Protest fights disability cuts

PEOPLE with learning disabilities and their carers are to stage a protest this weekend in the Capital.

The Hardest Hit event aims to raise the profile of cuts to disability benefits, and the Lothians-based Learning Disability Alliance has urged people to show their support.

It will take place at 11am on Saturday at the corner of Princes Street and the Mound.

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Speakers include MP Margaret Curran and Pam Duncan from the Independent Living in Scotland project, while a series of banners and placards will be on show.

The charity has urged members to encourage others with learning disabilities to attend through letter or phone, as its research suggests a smaller than average number use technology.

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