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Critical Massive, London report

London Critical Mass by Big Ben

30.10.2005
The police tried to ban Critical Mass

We showed them who runs London
I am very proud of London right now.

The last Friday of every month fields Critical Mass, London’s weekly bike protest street party. We meet under Waterloo Bridge at 6pm, & ride at 7. At the last mass, end of September, after a week of protests against DSEI, the worlds biggest arms fair, held in the Docklands Excel centre, the police handed out letters explaining that because Critical Mass was an unlicensced protest, with no organiser & no official route, cyclists at the next Critical Mass would be facing arrest.

Saving Iceland gathering held in Forestfields

iceland dam graffitti interpretation board

30.10.2005
This weekend, at a venue in Forestfields people from accross the country came together to discuss the issues and ways of oposing the expansion of heavy industry in Iceland.

Heathrow's Third Runway challenged by villagers.

no 3rd runway 1

30.10.2005
Picture a typical activist protest - DSEI, G8 or Critical Mass.
Blend in a movie with villagers, flaming torches and pitchforks.

Welcome to NOTRAG, No to the Third Runway Action Group,

Camp Bling (Southend, Essex) Five weeks old!

Camp Bling entrance

29.10.2005
Road protest site into its fifth week. Come down and help out, check out the website.

We are now working hard to consolidate our position on site, to make it as defendable as possible, and to

A Halloween Ride - In Solidarity & Celebration, Bristol

critical mass cartoon

Friday 28 October, 5pm, College Green, Bristol City Centre

It's been a while since Bristol saw a Critical Mass bike ride, now its time for one!

Big turnout for Halloween critical mass, Bristol

28th Oct 2005

Around 200 cyclists and others answered the callout for a Halloween ride in Bristol on Friday night (see http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/?q=node/80). The ride was held in solidarity with the reported clampdown on the 12 year-old monthly London critical mass ride, and to celebrate the sustainable culture & economics of cycling. The callout was issued by an ad hoc collection of individuals involved in peace, transport, climate change and anti-capitalist campaigns. You can read a report on the massive London ride, of upto 2000 riders & others, including mobile samba band, on the UK Indymedia front page here http://www.indymedia.org.uk/

Activists blockaded the Alcan aluminium smelter in Fort William on Tuesday 25th October

Scotland Iceland protest 1

25.10.05

Five people locked together using lock-on tubes blocking the only access road and denying entry to vehicles supplying equipment essential in the infrastructure and operation of the smelter. The blockade started at the beginning of the morning shift change and lasted for almost five hours.

Worldwide Day of Action against McDonalds - Sunday 16th October

Burned McD

Image above actually from French riots of a few weeks later!

McDonalds Day 2005 Birmingham

In Birmingham, 13 campaigners met up at midday, and staged demos outside all 4 of McDiseased city centre stores.

Peak Park HGV ban protest

Peak Park road protest 1

14.10.2005
The Save Swallow's Wood Campaign held a protest on Friday 14th October outside the national park authority headquarters in (Aldern House, Bakewell).

Norwich No N25 Campaign launched - demo planned 1 November

No N25

On Friday 7th of October the Norwich No N25 Campaign held a meeting in Blythe Jacks School.

The meeting outlined the reasons for resisting the road, these included: