Richard Benyon Sparks Backlash After Criticising Disabled People Protesting Benefit Cuts

A Tory MP has been forced to backtrack on criticism of a disability protest after he sparked a backlash online. 

Richard Benyon posted a picture of campaign group Disabled People Against Cuts blocking Westminster Bridge on Wednesday and claimed they were disrupting traffic by “sitting down” on the central London bridge. 

The protesters, who included some wheelchair users, were demonstrating against deaths related to benefit cuts.

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