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The Daily Recap: Tuesday 14th June 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



Tuesday 14th June 2022

Disabled Woman Was Left Stranded On A Plane For Over 90 Minutes


British woman, Victoria Brignell, was left on board a British Airways flight for more than an hour and a half after it had landed at Gatwick Airport.


She was told airport staff would help her off the plane and get her to her wheelchair.


"I can't use my arms or legs," she says, "to get off a plane I need two people to lift me from the airplane seat into an aisle chair, which is a specially-designed narrow wheelchair to push me along the aisle off the plane, and lift me into my wheelchair waiting outside."



She says British Airways staff ended up helping her and were very apologetic for the absence of the Gatwick Airport staff.


"My wheelchair arrived promptly, but the people who were supposed to help me get off the plane didn't turn up - they were busy elsewhere," says Victoria, "I booked the help three months in advance, it wasn't as if I just turned up, they knew I was coming, and I reminded them two weeks ago, and still I didn't get the service that I should expect to have."


Victoria says she received an apology from Gatwick Airport via Twitter, but she plans to submit an official complaint to the airport.


"I just feel in 2022 people shouldn't be stuck on a plane for that long," she says, "UK airports need to get their act together and plan their staffing appropriately."


 

Group Of White Supremacists Arrested After Planning A Riot At A Pride event


Over the weekend, 31 men in Idaho were arrested after attempting to start a riot at a Pride event.


The men are part of the far-right group 'Patriot Front,' a white nationalist and neo-fascist hate group.


Authorities arrested the men near a North Idaho Pride Alliance event. Source: Georji Brown

During the arrests, the men were found with smoke grenades, shields and shin guards.⁠


"It is clear based on the gear that the individuals had with them, the stuff they had in their possession and in the U-Haul with them, along with paperwork that was seized from them, that they came to riot downtown,” says Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White.⁠


 

Kevin Spacey Charged By British Police For Sexual Assault


Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men in the United Kingdom.


The 62 year old has been accused of four counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.


Actor Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing in 2019. Source: Steven Senne

Kevin Spacey says he's confident he can prove his innocence.


He is expected to appear in London's Westminister Magistrates Court later this week.


 



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