Saturday, August 27, 2005

New York, New York, U.S. - 49 more arrests continue to dog the New York City Critical Mass, which the New York Police Department has been harassing each month since last year's August ride, which coincided with the Republican National Convention. Hundreds of cyclists initially rode in four separate groups which met in different locations. The arrested were charged with parading without a permit, disorderly conduct and obstructing traffic. The London ride successfully challenged a new anti-protest ordinance which recently went into effect in the area around Parliament Square.