Climate Change Critical Mass and March PicsTagged as: campaigns climate_chaos ctritical_mass
This morning around 150 cyclists rode from lincoln's inn fields via several pertinent stops to the start of the Climate March at Grosvenor Square. There, several thousand protestors marched to Westminster as part of a campaign to force the government to take climate change seriously.
although the temperature was cold, the sun came out for the cycle ride and with several police motorbikes and around a dozen police cyclists, the small mass of around 150 cyclists set off along holborn, where they made their first stop outside 'greenenergy' in solidarity with biofuelswatch who were holding a protest against agrofuels.
onwards down to pall mall where they stopped for a rousing chorus of "e.on, f. off" outside the london offices of e.on (the company behind the proposed new coal-fired station at kingsnorth in kent).
after a loop back round to trafalgar square, then down whitehall and parliament square, the cyclists stopped again outside the department of transport, before making their way through victoria and up park lane to the american embassy at grosvenor square.
there, hare krishna' volunteers were handing out plates of delicious curry, and several thousand campaigners set off on their march to westminster accompanied by three samba bands, some other musicians and all sorts of costumed wildlife!
sound file is 12 mins of the speeches made outside the department of transport on the critical mass bike ride. first up is roger geffen from the CTC national cyclists' organisation. he is followed by dr mayer hillman from the policy studies intstitute. and finally, some light relief from des kay who recently won the high court case to prevent the police from outlawing the monthly critical mass bicycle rides