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London cyclists hold 'die-in' protest over road deaths

The protest was calling for action for an improvement to road safety in the UK capital.


LONDON CYCLISTS WANTING to draw attention to road safety issues came up with an unusual – and perhaps shocking – way of getting their point across: a die-in.

The cyclists, some of whom were daubed in fake blood, gathered to protest outside the headquarters of Transport for London in Blackfriars.


The gathering was also a vigil for the six cyclists who lost their lives in the UK capital in November.

The event was organised by Stop The Killing, which is calling for a ban on vehicles whose drivers cannot see adjacent road users, and a London-wide segregated cycle network to be built.


The organisers said that more than 1,000 people took part in the 15-minute ‘die-in’.

Earlier this month, London Mayor Boris Johnson was criticised for “insensitive” remarks about the spate of deaths of cyclists.


All photos: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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