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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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All photos: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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