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Chronicle and short summaries of Critical Mass incidents, events and news worldwide (incomplete) in 2008.

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Bikeonhead April 25, 2008 Riga On May 1st, 2008, several participants were arrested by the Riga, Latvia Police Department because of "breaking the traffic rules and disobeying the police".[1] However, some of the arrested people claim they weren't told by the policemen what they are accused for.[2]

Eyewitnesses are certifying that at least three cases 1 May 2008 Riga Police used to drive vehicle consciously over the bicyclists, brutally pushed cyclists by dresses while driving to fall over head (at full speed), and at last, arrested two AFI press photographers for the reason they just filmed police brutality. Camera content was demanded to erase. Due the unreasonable low interest on such shocking Police conduct from the Latvian mass media, have been guessed that media information had been heavily censored. Text from Critical Mass (English Wikipedia article)#Riga, Latvia.

Bikeonhead April 25, 2008 Riga On April 25th, 2008, several participants were arrested by the Riga, Latvia Police Department because of the event not being confirmed by the City Government and the participation of roller-skaters, which aren't allowed to ride on the road. [3] Text from Critical Mass (English Wikipedia article)#Riga, Latvia.
April 20, 2008 Budapest
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Up to 80,000 participiants took part in the yearly Critical Mass ride on the Budapest Earth Day. This seems to be the biggest ride ever took place under the term Critical Mass. [4]
Bikeonhead March 28, 2008 Honolulu At dusk on Friday, March 28, 2008 Honolulu Police tackled a young woman on a bike during a peaceful ride with other cyclists apparently in an attempt to discourage the cyclists from assembling and riding. The police officer's tackle caused her to fall from her bike and hit her head on the ground. She was subsequently hospitalized. No arrests were made. The incident occurred in front of the Honolulu Police main station on Beritania Street. In addition, Police issued citations to other cyclists before the officer tackled the woman. Text from Critical Mass (English Wikipedia article)#Honolulu, Hawaii.

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