road protests (current)   |   movement links

From: "Jo Makepeace" (
Subject: SchNEWS 589, Friday 25th May 2007
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 20:35:15 +0100

Let's have the Bill Metropolitan Police win ruling re London Critical Mass

The bully boys in blue haven't yet jumped on the green bandwagon and are getting increasingly upset at the monthly Critical Mass cycle rides in London. On Monday, the Metropolitan Police won a case at the Appeal Court which ruled that Critical Mass is a 'procession' as defined by the Public Order Act (1986). This means that the "organizers" of Critical Mass have to notify the police six days in advance of the time and route of the procession - but as Critical Mass is anarchic and doesn't actually have any leaders it means the police will have a hard time securing convictions.

Back in September 2005, police issued a leaflet at London Critical Mass threatening people with arrest. In response to this the next Critical Mass was one of the biggest ever in a show of defiance defending the eleven year campaign. It is likely that today's Critical Mass will be a big one in another show of solidarity against this police attack. The cops may be harder to predict...

As Jesus said - Go to Mass, the Critical Mass" (in the Bible - somewhere in the middle..?)

* More at

road protests (current)   |   movement links