Yes we can! We did it!
Thank you to all the volunteer grass-roots organisers who made our direct action along Oxford Street and die-in at Marble Arch a success!
Stop Killing Cyclists and Stop The Killing, together with campaigners from across the country, held a symbolic funeral procession along Oxford Street, the nation’s high street on Saturday, 15 November 2014. This direct action was timed to fall on the weekend of the World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims.
It was in keeping with the creative, respectful protests we are becoming known for and drew on the experiences of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, as well as those more widely affected by air pollution and climate crisis caused by vehicle emissions.
Participants were encouraged to bring a white wreath or flowers to lay at Marble Arch, to symbolise peace, reflection and to echo the tradition of placing white “ghost bikes” at the site of incidents where a cyclist has lost their life.