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Victory for Critical Mass in London

Steve Green informed me of this latest victory.

Article in the Telegraph UK:

Critical mass can carry on cycling

The law lords throw out what they saw as an attempt by Scotland Yard to ban a monthly bike-ride through the streets of London.

By Joshua Rozenberg
Last Updated: 12:01PM GMT 26 Nov 2008

There is no need for the organizers of a mass cycle ride to give the police notice of their planned destination when there are no organizers and the destination is unplanned, the law lords ruled today.

England’s highest court allowed an appeal by Desmond Kay, an environmental educator and performing artist who is a regular participant in the monthly Critical Mass Cycle Ride. For the background, see my earlier report here.

Michael Fordham QC, for Mr Kay, had challenged a ruling by the Court of Appeal that would have allowed the Metropolitan Police to ban the ride, as one of the law lords put it. Lord Brown said he had referred to it as a ban even though the police said they wanted only to know where the riders would be going.

Read the rest of the article Here.

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