Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006
Disabled activists protest transport 'apartheid'.
Disabled activists protest transport 'apartheid'. Photo by Nick Cobbing.

News And Other Busyness

Dan Dares

Squall 16, Summer 1998, pg. 8.

DISABLED people's network (DAN) caused transport mayhem during three days of direct action resulting in twelve arrests.

Calling for an end to 'transport apartheid' they descended on the new department of transport building in Victoria, smothering it in red paint and locking on to passing buses.

Demanding that John Prescott explain how he plans to work with disabled people to achieve accessible, affordable mainstream transport within 10 years, their message was "when you move we will". Further protests saw two mainline railway stations blocked off after DAN members travelled from around the country to take part in the direct action extravaganza.

"We're DAN... We're back... get used to it," said one activist.