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Friday 27 July 2012 7.48pm
Zoe wrote:
Pace yourself BSB, there's four more hours yet!

Top tip! - I have reserve beers!
Friday 27 July 2012 7.48pm
Well, I followed a few tweets and reports seem contradictory. I didn't jump to any conclusion but if Critical Mass are asked not to insist on an event today and are alerted they might violate Section 12, then I think I have a point. But of course it's much easier to dismiss me as a cyclist basher. Be my guest. I couldn't care less.
Friday 27 July 2012 10.15pm
Cops told Critical Mass that a Section 12 was in place and it was forbidden to go North of the river from its usual monthly assembly point at Waterloo. Mass tried to cross Waterloo Bridge but was blocked as was every bridge as it went along. Cops basically blocked the Northbound roads into the city which caused more blockage and chaos than letting 300 hundred cyclists cycle about the City as per normal. At least when the Mass is mobile it is only slowing traffic down and not just stopping all traffic. Heard people made it over via various means with some arrests in the West End and kettle in Bow.
Saturday 28 July 2012 12.28am
They are asked not to cross, are warned that Section 12 is in place, repeteadly insist on crossing anyway and are surprised that the police enforce the section? With the opening ceremony of the Olympics underway and everyone pretty nervous, whether you agree with the Olympics or not, you are asking for trouble and a tad selfish in my opinion. I'd rather those police officers were left to concentrate on keeping London safe during the Olympics than having to deal with this kind of thing. They could at least have called some kind of truce until after the Games. You know, in the interest of the public at large. This is coming from someone who bought some of the Occupy guys at St Pauls hot coffee and soup last year.
Saturday 28 July 2012 12.50am
Cyclists clash with polcie on BR
Jumping read lights, blocking traffic, assaulting a policewoman...
Saturday 28 July 2012 12.51am
Blackfriars
Jumping read lights, blocking traffic, assaulting a policewoman...
Saturday 28 July 2012 7.01am
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Sounds more like cyclists acting as if rules that apply to everyone else don't apply for them for some reason. There, I said it.

This from the man who says he's never seen a car jump a red light.
Saturday 28 July 2012 7.35am
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Cops told Critical Mass that a Section 12 was in place and it was forbidden to go North of the river from its usual monthly assembly point at Waterloo

I'm getting just a little bit fed up of being told what I can and can't do when going about my daily business in order to not inconvenience a few thousand visitors to an overblown sports day.

There's no democratic mandate for this, and we are being treated like second class citizens in our own city.
Saturday 28 July 2012 7.42am
Auntie has some news.
Saturday 28 July 2012 8.26am
beetroot wrote:
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Sounds more like cyclists acting as if rules that apply to everyone else don't apply for them for some reason. There, I said it.

This from the man who says he's never seen a car jump a red light.
Yes. And? I've never said it doesn't happen. There are nutters in cars as well Puerto Alegre. What are you saying? That it justifies cyclists' behaviour?
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