Extinction Rebellion Cyclists 'Swarm' Central London to Protest Insect Death

Published on Tue May 7, 2019 by

London, UK. 27th April 2019. Extinction Rebellion Cyclists 'Swarm' Central London to Protest Insect Death

Extinction Rebellion Cyclists 'Swarm' Central London to Protest Insect Death - Extinction Rebellion demonstrators held a "Critical Mass" cycling event around London and a die-in at the Tate Modern on April 27 2019 to protest against the deaths of insects, mainly bees, due to climate change, according to participants.

I caught up with some of the climate protesters in London recently - it was towards the end of two weeks of direct action across the capital. This was of particular interest to me, as I used to participate in Critical Mass rides evey month when I lived in London and commuted by bike in to central London.

Critical Mass is a cycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month; its purpose is not usually formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets on bikes.

The event originated in 1992 in San Francisco; by the end of 2003, the event was being held in over 300 cities around the world.

Critical Mass has been described as "monthly political-protest rides", and characterized as being part of a social movement. It has been described as a "monthly protest by cyclists reclaiming the streets." Participants have insisted that these events should be viewed as "celebrations" and spontaneous gatherings, and not as protests or organized demonstrations. This stance allows Critical Mass to argue a legal position that its events can occur without advance notification of local police.

Images below are available to licence - please email me before any use.

Extinction Rebellion Cyclists

Press photography in London

Critical Mass in London

Critical Mass Press photography in London

Extinction Rebellion Press photography in London

Press photographer

Central London to Protest Insect Death

monthly political-protest ride

Press photography in London

Press photography in London

Press photography in London

Prev |< Shooting The Wombats album cover for A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation | The Real People, The Cheap Thrills: Shankly Hotel, Liverpool >| Next

Tags: press, London, XR, protest, CriticalMass, ExtinctionRebellion

Author: David J Colbran
First in a series of random images from the mean streets of the UK - starting in that there London. Images by Liverpool based pro photographer David J Colbran

Random Street Photography

First in a series of random images from the mean streets of the UK - starting in that there London Read more...

Liverpool professional photographer David asks what is next during this health crisis

What next ???

Work for a freelance photographer is never easy and in recent days has got much tougher ... Read more...

Liverpool photographer David J Colbran presents a personal project about climate change using images from Iceland

Taking the Ice out of Iceland

A landscaped based personal project from a recent trip to Iceland, looking at obvious visual natural features resulting from climate change. Read more...

"As a new business, it was very important to me to get the right publicity photographs for my marketing materials. When I met David, he listened carefully to what I was trying to achieve with my brand, and then produced fabulous photographs that were exactly what I needed. He was extremely professional throughout but also nice and friendly. Myself and my clients found it easy to relax with him, which was essential to create the right vibe for the shoot. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."

 

Fiona

Business owner and Holistic Therapist at Wellbeing Therapies by Fiona

Liverpool photography for start-up businesses - image example

Let's start a new project together