Several people are tweeting about police running police cruisers and tackling cyclists who are riding lawfully on the right side of the road during the Critical Mass Ride tonight in Los Angeles.
Like several other Critical Mass rides around the nation tonight, the theme of tonight’s ride in Los Angeles was a protest against BP, specifically at a BP / Arco station at Robertson & Olympic in Los Angeles. The LAPD apparently knew of the protest ride and planned to disrupt this Critical Mass as the cycling protesters arrived at the gas station. About 1,000 people participated in the CM tonight in Los Angeles.
Almost got arrested when LAPD decided 2 start tackling lawful cyclists & throwing them down on the ground.
Lawful cyclists being torn off their bikes!!!
Someone just Screamed cops are tackling people, saw bike cops Chasing down cyclists. Not sure what’s happening
And when I say torn…I mean shirts grabbed & thrown onto the hard cement! For DOING NOTHING!!!!!!
Literally LAPD drove patrol cars into a crowd of cyclists!
Just spent the last 15 minutes trying to avoid police chasing cyclists for riding on the right side of the street and obeying traffic laws!
There’s an image burned into my brain of cops shoving a cyclist 2 the ground, him laying sprawled on pavement, and frame bouncing on street.
So LAPD chopper and about 40 LAPD have nothing better to do than harrass cyclists for almost 20 minutes? Bc there’s no crime in this city.
Just got arrested by the LAPD on @LosAngelesCM for not having a light and two other unrelated citations.
I was told to get off my bike and to “shut up and get on the ground” cuffed me for a 1/2 hour in the middle of Hollywood blvd … they gave me a citation for no taillight, running red lights and failure to follow traffic regulations.
Cuffed for running red lights. I’d hate to see what the LAPD does if they actually witness a motorist do something dangerously illegal like that, but we all know motorists are all law abiding citizens who never cause trouble, congestion or even traffic on the free flowing streets of Los Angeles.