WW4 REPORT readers are aware that the monthly Critical Mass bicycle ride in New York City has been facing a severe police crackdown for the past several months, with hundreds arrested, bicycles confiscated, and now a threatened injunction against the ride’s perceived organizers. Ironically, this crackdoown comes as several have been killed this year in a wave of reckless accidents by city motorists.
Critical Mass is held the last Friday of every month, and this Friday’s ride will be immediately preceded by a free-speech rally in protest of the injunctions the city is seeking, which would restrain activists from promoting the ride under threat of imprisonment. We’ll be meeting at the south side of Union Square Park at 6:00 PM.
Union Square Park South
Friday May 27, 6:00 PM