Trek responds to use of police bikes against Black Lives Matter protesters

Police officers use their bicycles to control the crowd during a demonstration, in response to the recent death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, in Miami, Florida, on May 31, 2020
Police officers use their bicycles to control the crowd during a demonstration, in response to the recent death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, in Miami, Florida, on May 31, 2020 (Image credit: EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images)

Trek has issued a statement on its "commitment to a better future" after its bicycles were used as weapons by US police officers against protesters during the Black Lives Matter marches across the US. Trek is one of a number of suppliers of bikes to police forces in the US.

Various images and videos of police officers using their bikes as weapons and shields – seemingly having been trained to use them as such – have appeared online and in the media over the past week and a half.

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