Paralympics Games sponsor riles activists

Protesters in London say a company that does fit-for-work assessments is doing the state's dirty work.

    There has been controversy at the Paralympics.

    While the Games in London are drawing record crowds, a short distance away, disability activists have staged a series of protests against one of the Games' main sponsors.

    Atos, a company with a $600m contract to assess whether an individual is fit for work, was the target of a demonstration outside the department of work and pensions in London.

    Protesters said that the company treats those claiming disability benefits poorly and disregards their needs.

    Atos stands by its practises.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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