Critical Mass

MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Prior to the July 2012 Critical Mass ride, was there any contact regarding the policing of Critical Mass between the Metropolitan Police Service and (a) you, (b) your office, (c) the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime?


Answer for Critical Mass

Answer for Critical Mass

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 9 April 2013

Decisions relating to policing Critical Mass were taken by the Olympic London Command Team as they were operational matters.

During a conference call on the 27 July 2012, the Deputy Commissioner informed participants, including myself, Neale Coleman and Sir Edward Lister, that the Anti-Olympics Cycling Group planned a protest for 6pm that day.