Distate has been expressed after the announcement that a prominent Paralympics sponsor will be the body responsible for controversial testing for disability benefits.
Atos, who run the work capability assessment designed to move people off benefits and into employment, has won contracts worth more than £400m to test whether disabled people should continue receiving benefits or be encouraged into work.
The firm is also a key sponsor of the Paralympic Games taking place later in the summer, which has led to widespread criticism of its involvement.
In response Disabled People Against Cuts have announced the 'Atos Games' to be help between Monday 27th and Friday 31st of August in protest of Atos and its role in what they believe is a policy that is capable of 'wrecking disabled people's lives'.
DPAC have said:
We are calling on disabled people, disabled activists, families, colleagues, friends and supporters to come together and fight back against Atos's attacks. Atos represents as dangerous an opponent as any government, law or barrier the disability movement has faced in its long history. It's not just welfare, but our very identity and our place within society that is under attack.
And we are asking the whole of the anti-cuts movement to join us in our opposition to the company most responsible for driving through the government's brutal cuts agenda. Let's make it Games over for Atos.
We're not against the Paralympics or the people taking part in it. We're highlighting the hypocrisy of Atos, a company that soon may be taking disability benefits from the people winning medals for Team GB.
Their call to action has been met with public support, who appear equally as horrified by Atos's involvement in the Paralympic Games: