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Re-visiting the site of the protest

Re-visiting the site of the protest

Wheelchair Godiva

Meet the Coventry man who demonstrated naked in his wheelchair to protest about charges for services for the disabled.

In this video, called “In A Wig and a Wheelchair” we meet a protestor who demonstrated about charges for services for the disabled in Coventry.

He stripped naked and sat astride his chair outside the council house, like a modern day Lady Godiva.

One of the service uses affected by charges

One of the service users being charged

The video, filmed and edited by Sarah Zujans and John Simpson, was created on the Herbert Media Sent 2 Coventry New Talent development & broadcast Project.

In the film, they uncover press reaction, explore the issues faced by disabled service users and re-visit the spirit of rebellion inspired by the very first naked tax-protestor, Coventry’s Lady Godiva.

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