Monday, July 03, 2006

[Law] Critical Mass
City Cyclists 1-0 Metropolitan Police

news from "the void"
Critical Mass had a legal challenge upheld in the High Court yesterday brought against the Metropolitan Police's decision to attempt to declare the monthly bike ride somehow illegal.

Cyclist, Des Kay and Friends of the Earth (about time they did something useful) brought the challenge after a leaflet was handed out by Superintendent Gomm(less) of the Metropolitan Police at the Critical Mass ride last September. The leaflet stated that "These cycle protests are not lawful because no organiser has provided police with the necessary notification. Your participation in this event could render you liable to prosecution."

To which a High Court Judge responded "bollocks, fuck da police" (or words to that effect, full judgement here)

Legal! ...so leave it!

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