Cycle protesters 'detained on bus without arrest overnight', claims Occupy

The Occupy London movement has claimed that 20 protesters involved in a cycle demonstration yesterday were held on a bus overnight without arrest.


@metpoliceuk. Where is the bus of 20 #criticalmass folks U detained but didn't arrest? Given their rights under PACE? Allowed legal contact?


Hi @metpoliceuk. Keeping 20 #criticalmass folks in bus transport overnight? Unfair collective punishment? Aimed to circumvent PACE. Comment?

Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE), a member of the public in police custody is entitled to a phone call and to talk to a lawyer. Occupy claims the group was denied these rights.

Police confirmed that more than 100 people were arrested last night but have not commented on claims that a group were held without arrest on a bus.


Protesting cyclists bailed

Police say more than 100 were made under the Public Order Act after cyclists taking part in the Critical Mass bike ride broke the conditions of their protest in central London. All were bailed this morning.