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Czech disabled protest government reforms

Czech disabled protest government reforms

Around one thousand disabled people are rallying in the Czech capital to protest government proposed reforms and funding cuts.
The protesters, many in wheelchairs, gathered Tuesday in front of the Labor Ministry in Prague. They say changes announced by the ministry will worsen their situation.
Waving banners, such as "We can't hear but we want to be heard" and "It's our right to live a decent life," they said the reforms will mean less money for them.
Labor Minister Jaromir Drabek said the aim of the reforms is to simplify the system and make it more effective.
Hundreds of disabled people are also protesting in the second largest Czech city of Brno Tuesday.