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Protest against Daily Mail to 'stop the lies' on benefits

Demonstrators accuse the paper of defaming those on state welfare.

Later today protestors will gather outside the Daily Mail's headquarters in defence of carers, the low waged, the ill, umemployed and disabled.

On this third day of national action against benefit cuts, demonstrators plan to publicly rebuke the paper for what they see as its prolonged campaign targeted against people receiving incapacity benefits.

The Daily Mail has run front page headlines such as '75% of incapacity claimants are fit to work.'

Linda Burnip from Disabled People Against Cuts blames the tabloid paper for increased hate crime attacks against disabled people. She added: "We are not prepared to sit back and allow them to continue to peddle their disgusting disablist propaganda unchallenged."

The protest begins at 14:30 on Young Street off Kensington High Street, London. Further protests are expected in other UK cities today.

Alice Gribbin is a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was formerly the editorial assistant at the New Statesman.