March 1st, 2004

Me pink

SWARM THE COURTHOUSE!

SWARM THE COURTHOUSE!


When:
On Wednesday, March 10, 2004, from 8:15 am - 8:45 am


Where:
Outside the Pittsburgh City Court, Municipal Courts Building, 660 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (next to the County Jail)


What:
A silent bicycle protest in the streets surrounding the Municipal Courts Building. Hopefully people can ride the whole half hour, but if they can only make it for 15 minutes that's OK also (we were thinking that this would make it easier on the messengers.)


Why:
Because the preliminary hearing of the woman who killed bicyclist Bob Hemelrick will be held at 8:30 am.

This will be a silent protest not only in Bob's memory but to commemorate all of the bikers that have been hit by vehicles this winter (and there were a lot, including one messenger who had to have his face reconstructed).

Spread the word.


More background info:
http://pittsburgh.indymedia.org/news/2004/01/12317.php
http://www.wpxi.com/news/2798787/detail.html
http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/20040128bikep5.asp
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/pmupdate/s_176766.html
http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/2798577/detail.html
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04029/266980.stm
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/pittsburgh/s_176874.html