- Created: Tuesday, 01 May 2012 14:43
- Written by Newcastle FRFI
On 26th April 2012 FRFI supporters joined activists from Occupy Newcastle to occupy Arden House, an ATOS health assessment centre, to protest against work capability assessments.
They performed street theatre inside the waiting area, at Regent Centre Newcastle, to an audience of claimants in order to highlight the unfair and profit orientated nature of the assessments.
One activist commented:
“The protest highlighted the demoralising and dehumanising process which the ATOS assessment puts people through. In effect the most disadvantaged in society are attacked and alienated because of policies which allow for profit making companies to take control of ordinary people’s lives. Within the performance Jim’s metaphorical suicide is a true reflection of reality.”