UPDATE: Please see our ‘Thank Yous‘ and ‘media coverage‘ articles..
|What:||Direct Action Draw-In and Die-In|
|When:||Wednesday 21st May, 5.30pm - 6.30pm|
|Where:||Outside Strata SE1, Elephant & Castle southern junction, SE1 6EJ, London.|
|Bring:||White and Green Chalk. (We have got some wallpaper lined up in case we need to switch from chalk if it rains)|
|Map, Background:||DIRECT ACTION DETAILS (on our Stop The Killing website)|
|Press Releases:||19/05/2014: Over 350 Cyclists Signed up… 14/05/2014: Elephant Draw-In & Die-In|
Remember: this protest is taking place at the southern intersection, next to the Strata building.
Dignified and Peaceful
Some family members of those killed and injured may be attending - so we are asking that people treat the event as a dignified peaceful Direct Action expressing our anger but our peaceful determination to get emergency action to protect cyclists and pedestrians asap from Southwark Council and TfL.
Approximate timings of the event today - rain or shine. Subject to change depending on situation, weather and media goals.
The Die-In may take place before the Rally at 6pm as London Tonight, Evening Standard, Live TV, South London Press and Southwark News have all said they want to cover the event - possibly on their evening broadcast.
The police have been very helpful liaising to ensure its safe.
NOTE: Timetable may vary slightly from that published. Be there for 5:30p and then you won’t miss a thing!
5:00 Pre-event meet-up for volunteers to sketch the outline of where a segregated cycle lane should go
5:30 Start of “Draw-In” event. Protesters invited to colour in the cycle route in whatever way they feel moved to -whether images or messages. We must be respectful as the protest is a result of Abdelkhars Lahyani’s terrible death last week.
6:00 Die-In (bring something soft for lying on the ground!)
6:10 Rally - speech by Steve. Poem to be read by Abby. Special message to the protest from Thames Street victim Bart Chan to be read out by Will. Possibly other statements.
6:25 Concluding speech by Donnachadh
- London Evening Standard:
- Change death-trap roundabout, crash cyclist’s widow begs
- Cyclists to stage ‘die-in’ at Elephant and Castle after rider dies in HGV crash
- Road.cc: London cyclist killed in collision with lorry at Elephant & Castle
- London24: Angry cyclists plan die-in at Elephant & Castle after fifth death this year
TV Reports and Interviews:
ITV News (17 May 2014, am): Interview of widow of person killed
BBC London News (14 May 2014): Bart Chan interview with Tom Edwards
ITV News (14 May 2014, 6pm): Interview of Donnachadh McCarthy at E&C
London Live (14 May 2014, 7am): Interview of Donnachadh McCarthy at E&C
** please no fly posting - just for handing out to people you meet **
Note: the date of posting of this article was 14 May; It was changed to 21 so that it appeared at the top of the blog on the day of the protest.