Disabled people who struggled for hours to queue to pay their respects to the Queen at the lying-in-state in Westminster Hall say the government treated them as an “afterthought” and that its “discriminatory” arrangements were “a shambles”. Many disabled people travelled from across the country to reach the Tate Britain art gallery in central London, where they queued for hours for a wristband that only allowed them to join the “accessible queue” to view the Queen’s coffin hours later, and sometimes not until the following day. By the weekend, disabled people were reporting having to queue for up to eight hours (pictured) just to obtain a wristband.
The ‘accessible queue’ for the Queen ‘was discriminatory and a shambles’
Oct 3, 2022 | Parents & Carers