Yesterday Tom and I attended a protest and die-in for Claire Hitier-Abadie on Victoria Street, Westminster. The event, organised by Stop Killing Cyclists, was a tribute and remembrance of a woman killed on a bicycle – the fourth this year in London and nationally the 19th.
Starting off as a protest outside Westminster City Hall as 5.30pm as staff were leaving the building, there was then a die-in. All cyclists went into the road and lay down with their bicycles.
The police were incredibly co-operative and ensured the road was closed well before the die-in took place. Perhaps this was almost a mark of recognition that people need to stop dying in this way?
It was so sad. During the thought-provoking speeches, the fact that Claire’s two young children will never be able to say I love you again was stated. How sad is that?
Below are some photos from the event.
Here is a link to a BBC London video of the die-in taking place.
Here’s the BBC report: