Young Londoners in their thousands on Saturday protested growing knife violence. vAs many as 4,000 youngsters under the auspices of BikeStormz reportedly rode on BMXs from London Bridge to Oxford Street on Saturday as part of the #BikesUpKnivesDown campaign.
More 50 people are said to have been knifed to death in London this year – including nine this past week. The event was organised by 19-year-old bike enthusiast Jake100 and Mac – who said it was the biggest turn out since the movement started in 2014. Mac told the Independent: ‘We want people to put the guns down, put the knives down and for everyone to love their life, live their life and be peaceful and respectful.
The movement is backed by the Metropolitan Police and the London Mayor’s Office.