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Saturday, August 26, 2006

CM August: press and police, oh my!

Police talking to riders on Bronson
Reporter running along side the riders

Turned out to be an interesting ride last night, with invlovement from the press and the police! Did anyone catch the news cast?

9 Comments:

Anonymous chaosmachine said...

fun times ;) did anyone see us on tv?

here's a bunch of photos i took during the ride:

http://chaosmachine.net/photos/2006-08-25/

12:18 PM

 
Blogger Gwen said...

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4:09 PM

 
Blogger Gwen said...

Hey CM,
I used photo "l" to make this, hope you don't mind.

It's not really useful for anything because I doubt it would print well and it's too big for online use, but I had fun making it. :)

Gwen

12:23 PM

 
Anonymous chaosmachine said...

looks good :)

8:07 PM

 
Blogger Rob! said...

That's really cool Gwen, I like the layout.

Thanks for posting the photos chaosmachine.

It's too bad that no one posted a review or summary of the newscast. I was also wondering what people thought of blocking all of the lanes of Bronson. I didn't think it was such a great idea.

10:01 PM

 
Anonymous chaosmachine said...

there was a certain amount of fun in taking over one of the busiest streets in ottawa, but i get the feeling this is what triggered the police backlash.

we need to think carefully about the best way to get our message across without pissing off too many people in the process ;)

3:41 PM

 
Blogger RealGrouchy said...

Does anyone else find it ironic that someone called "chaosmachine" implies that Critical Mass participants all have and share the same message?

- RG>

9:06 PM

 
Blogger RealGrouchy said...

By the way, if the police ever give you a hard time for "corking" an intersection, perhaps you should ask them about this incident, where some OPP motorcycle officers visiting Ottawa did the exact same thing for no important reason.

- RG>

10:00 PM

 
Anonymous chaosmachine said...

i don't speak for everyone, obviously. critical mass is a multifaceted event; it means different things to differnet people.

my point is this: no matter what your cause, you're better off winning friends than making enemies.

3:01 PM

 

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