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Cyclists protest child deaths at Antwerp intersection

Two hundred and fifty cyclists took part in a demonstration in favour of road safety in the city of Antwerp on Friday.  The demonstration followed the death of two children aged 18 months and 9 years at an intersection earlier in the week.

The girls were mowed down by a lorry as they were crossing a road.  Both the driver and the children had a green light.  The cyclists drove in convoy to the place of the accident.  In July the city authorities reversed a decision that had made the intersection safer.  The cyclists want the authorities to ensure any repeat of this accident is impossible and drivers and pedestrians can’t both get a green light at the same time.

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