Protest ride extended to Brisbane

The unnecessary death of South Australian cyclist Ian Humphrey and subsequent lenient sentencing of Eugene McGee, the driver of the 4WD (SUV) who struck and killed him in a hit and run incident in November 2003, who was fined AU$3100 and disqualified from driving for 12 months [see yesterday's news], has now sparked protests from rider groups in four capital cities, with Brisbane the latest city to become involved.

South Australian Premier Mike Rann has announced a Royal Commission to investigate the case, which has sweeping powers and aims to uncover issues such as the miscarriage of justice or corruption at the highest level. The protest rides start at 9.30am this Saturday, May 7, at: Victoria Square, Adelaide; Federation Square, Melbourne; Hyde Park Fountain, Sydney; and King George Square, Brisbane.

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