Arrests made at mass bike ride on Olympic Ceremony night
Published: 27th Jul 2012 23:37:18
A number of cyclists have been arrested by police close to the Olympic Stadium on the opening night of the Games.
There were scuffles between police and cyclists on the outskirts of the Olympic Park.
People taking part in a monthly mass bike ride held in London say they are being "kettled" near the stadium.
The Metropolitan Police tweeted they had made arrests but have not given a number or responded to the kettling claim.
Kerry-Anne Mendoza, 31, who describes herself as a campaigner and writer, said: "We were cycling down the Bow Road [in Stratford] and the police directed us down a cul-de-sac.
"Then they kettled us in there. There is a line of police cars and vans behind that."
She added: "They have not communicated with us or told us why we are being held here or when they will let us out."
The regular Critical Mass ride is a pro-cycling event.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: "A number of people in breach of regulations imposed on a monthly cycling event have been arrested."
It is understood the cyclists had earlier been blocked from trying to cross Waterloo Bridge and from entering the Olympic Route Network.
The arrested cyclists have been detained under Section 12 of the Public Order Act.
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