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London has obviously learnt more than Beijing ever knew, why just suppress any political unrest (cabbies) when you can kettle and arrest anyone who dares set foot near the Olympics without having purchased a ticket.

Critical mass went for their regular monthly bike ride last night and were met with heavy police presence, forced down a cul de sac and kettled there. Anyone dare question their authority was arrested. A good job their are only surface to air missiles available or critical mass could have taken a new meaning.

How dare the public exercise their right to take part in a physical activity that hadn’t been sponsored by mcDonalds or coke – perhaps that was the main issue. Perhaps if a demonstration got corporate sponsorship it would be allowed.