Tonight, more than 1, 000 cyclists and drivers lay sprawled across the road outside Transport for London's headquarters, at a protest against dangerous traffic conditions. London Mayor Boris Johnson praised them for drawing attention to road safety in the capital. He said:
– London Mayor Boris Johnson
"This targeted operation has been hugely effective at raising awareness of road safety among motorists and cyclists.
"This is a balanced operation reminding everyone of their duty to take care of each other while out on the roads, and I hope the figures put to rest concerns by some groups that they are being singled out."
More than 1,000 cyclists lay sprawled across a Southwark road this evening in a protest against dangerous traffic conditions. Dubbed a "die-in", protesters blocked roads outside the Transport for London headquarters as part of a vigil for six cyclists killed in the capital this month.
The demonstration saw riders spread across Blackfriars Road with their bikes strewn around them, while others held candles in tribute to the latest spate of casualties.
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Cyclists are holding a vigil and mass "die-in", as part of a protest against the recent spate of cycling deaths on London roads.
The organisers said lorry drivers and motorists were also welcome at the protest in Blackfriars Road.
Hundreds of cyclists have gathered outside the headquarters of Transport for London calling for safer streets for cyclists. The Stop The Killing of Cyclists demonstration has closed Blackfriars Road, in Southwark.