was anyone who browses this forum there?? 16 arrested...and this flyer passed out?
Here is the text of the flyer the NYPD was handing out at Union Square tonight:
"NOTICE TO BICYCLISTS
* THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT REQUIRES YOUR COOPERATION IN COMPLYING WITH THE LAW AND PROTECTING THE PUBLIC FROM HARM.
IT IS DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL TO RIDE A BICYCLE IN A PROCESSION ON THE PUBLIC STREETS WITHIN NEW YORK CITY, IF A PERMIT FOR THE PROCESSION HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED BY THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
NO PERMIT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR A BICYCLE PROCESSION FOR TONIGHT, NOVEMBER 26, 2004
IF YOU CHOOSE TO RIDE IN A PROCESSION THIS EVENING, YOU WILL BE ARRESTED AND YOUR BICYCLE WILL BE SEIZED
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION"
When asked what constituted a "procession", representatives from the NYPD's Community Affairs Department consulted with NYPD legal and informed riders that "more than two" is a procession.