Feb 272012

When the disability rights movement began here in the U.S., activists encountered plenty of indifference and animosity. But I’m pretty sure they weren’t beaten or tear-gassed by riot police, unlike these Bolivian protesters with disabilities. The pictures are disturbing reminder that demands for equality are still met with violence in much of the world. We Americans with disabilities sometimes take our legal protections–flawed as they are–for granted and it’s worth remembering that others will have to follow a much more difficult path to full citizenship.

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