Support the 'Atos Two'
November 25, 2011 09:30Published by group: Nottingham Defence Campagin
Tagged as: atos atos_healthcare atos_two court law repression solidarity
Outside Bridewell Magistrates Court, Carrington Street, Nottingham
Two Nottingham residents, a pensioner and a wheelchair user, dubbed the ‘Atos Two’ have been charged with aggravated trespass.
This follows their arrests at a peaceful protest on September 30th at the offices of Atos ‘Healthcare’ on Stoney Street in the Lace Market.
Jamie Kennedy commented on the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute the ‘Atos Two’: ‘This is an attempt to criminalise acts of peaceful protest and civil disobedience. This is not about justice but about intimidating protesters.’
Atos has been the subject of national protests for its role in the government’s attack on disabled benefits claimants.
The defendants have been bailed to appear before Nottingham Magistrates Court on November 25th. A protest in solidarity with the defendants will be held from 9.30am.
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