Justice for the Critical Mass 182
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Justice for the Critical Mass 182

    1. Petition by

      Kerry-anne Mendoza

      United Kingdom

On Friday 27th July, 182 cyclists were held in a police kettle for two hours, handcuffed in buses for three hours, and held in a police cell from six hours to two days. These included a 13 year old boy. Police also confirmed the cyclists reports that CS gas was used during these arrests.

Out of 182 cyclists, only 3 have been charged with any offence. However, ALL have bail conditions imposed on them until September 18th 2012 restricting their freedom to move, assmeble, associate and live their lives.

We have the following demands:
1. All bail conditions should be discharged
2. All data including DNA, fingerprint, addresses etc taken from those cyclists should be removed from all paper and comupter records of police & other agencies.
3. An independent review of the police behaviour on Friday 27th July should be conducted as a matter of urgency.

All this for continuing the 18 year tradition of a bike ride through the streets of London on the last Friday of every month.

This political policing to crush dissent and restrict peoples rights without charge must be stoppped. Help us stand for a police and legal system which we can believe in, sign our petition today.

N.B
See one eyewitness account of the harrowing experience: http://www.scriptonitedaily.org/2012/07/the-total-policing-of-critical-mass-eye.html#disqus_thread

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
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      Kerry-anne Mendoza
      Petition Organizer

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    3. Reached 2,500 signatures
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      Kerry-anne Mendoza
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to you all for signing. Please continue to share and help us bring justice to this egregious assault on our civil liberties. Your support is really appreciated. Thankyou.

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anindo Xaman DHAKA, BANGLADESH
      • about 2 years ago

      Cause I ride bike and working for a greener transportation for next generation

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    • George Roberts HOYLAKE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      While we're at it, this one went quiet - scary stuff

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    • john combes SWINDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      it was out of order on the cyclists they should never of been areested, cs gas fired at them and bein halndeld liked that and bein processed also the police are cunts

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    • Mat Schmidt LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Critical Mass has always been a peaceful event and it stands for one of the most important movements for change in our society and especially cities: to make them more accessible to all by favouring walking and cycling over private car driving. It is crucial that the police are on board with this, just as it is crucial that the police respect the individual in the street more than the corporate interest.

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    • Tom Davinson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I hate power tripping pigs

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