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A critical mass ride ends in 3 or 4 arrests at a candlelight vigil to commemerate a bicyclist's death.
At least three, possibly four bicyclists were arrested tonight around 7:20 PM just north of Augusta on Western. A crowd of several hundred cyclists had gathered to lock a 'ghost bike' to a bike rack at the spot where a cyclist was killed by a drunk driver on January 4th. The group of bikers was so large as to spill into the street, blocking most of the lanes. Just as the bike had been installed, police began threatening to arrest people. A chant of "Whose Streets? Our Streets!" erupted, and arrests were made. TV crews from Univision, ABC, and NBC were there filming both the silent vigil and the subsequent arrests.



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