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LONDON, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of cyclists converged on London's famous Trafalgar Square Saturday to protest over road safety and air pollution.


The protest was organized by the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists a week after three cyclists were killed in traffic accidents.


At one stage, the protesters lay down outside the main government buildings in Whitehall, pretending to be dead in a minute long silent protest.


Organizers said the vigil was a way of paying tribute to those killed in one of the bloodiest weeks on London's roads.


Making their way from Trafalgar Square along Whitehall, many cycling protesters rang their bells in a noisy chorus to draw attention to their fears.


In total, nine cyclists lost their lives last year.


In a speech to the crowd referred to the three cyclists and two pedestrians died in accidents in the past week, campaigner Nicole Branch said, "five sets of families and friends are grieving and these deaths could have been avoided if this government would just invest in infrastructure."


The campaign group called on Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to increase investment in Britain's cycling and pedestrian infrastructure by allocating 10 percent of the transport budget to making travel safer for cyclists and walkers.


On his part, London mayor Sadiq Khan said, "I'm determined to make cycling safer and easier for all Londoners. That's why we're addressing the most dangerous junctions, increasing the number of safer cycle lanes, working with boroughs to introduce more 20 mph limits (32 kmh) and removing the most dangerous lorries from our streets."


"I've allocated more investment for cycling than ever before and appointed the capital's first ever full-time Walking and Cycling Commissioner to drive forward these improvements."


A spokesman for the government's Department for Transport said: "Britain has some of the safest roads in the world but we are committed to reducing the number of cyclists killed and seriously injured."


Meanwhile, many of the protesters wore facemasks to highlight the growing problem of air pollution in London.


Protesters waved banners with the messages "Traffic stop killing with pollution" and "We are all canaries in London's toxic air."


Stop Killing Cyclists spokesman Caspar Hughes said, "air pollution is poisoning millions of people in the UK, whilst traffic carbon emissions are contributing to the climate emergency."


Earlier, Khan had issued a warning of a high pollution forecast Saturday for London, with warnings being posted at bus stops, underground stations and roadsides across the capital.


LOS ANGELES Authentic Tug McGraw Jersey , Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- A man was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder on Monday for killing two graduate students from China during a robbery in this U.S. city.


Javier Bolden, 22, faces a life sentence without parole for the April 11, 2012, killings of Ying Wu and Ming Qu, both aged 23 and studying electrical engineering at University of South California (USC).


The two victims were shot while sitting inside a locked car that was double-parked on a street near the USC campus.


Sentencing is set for Nov. 17.


During opening statements, the jury saw the full video of detectives interrogating Bolden after his arrest. At first, Bolden denied he was at the criminal scene. Almost an hour into the interrogation, one of the detectives told Bolden that it could be a death penalty case, and that a lack of regret could make him look ruthless.


A moment later, Bolden changed course, admitting that he was near USC campus the night of the shooting. He indicated the position where the victim's car was parked, and admitted that he and another one approached the vehicle, intending to "get some cash." A recorded statement showed that Bolden once said Wu and Qu seemed like easy targets.


Qu crawled out of the vehicle and across the street to try to get help after he was shot once in the head. Wu was shot once in the left side of the body and once in her right arm.


Bolden's attorney, Andrew Goldman, thought the shooting was "horrible," but maintained that his client was not guilty of the charges and said he planned to appeal the conviction.


In his rebuttal argument, Deputy District Attorney Dan Akemon countered that Bolden had provided "excruciating details" about the case and was "not making anything up."


"In the end, what we have here is we have a very compelling case of guilt against Mr. Bolden," Akemon said. "This is a mountain of evidence."


In his closing argument, Akemon told jurors that "the evidence of guilt in this case is overwhelming."


The two graduate students were "helpless victims" inside the car that presented an "attractive target," the prosecutor said.


He said Bolden and another man, Bryan Barnes, were "essentially ambushing" the couple and "counting down the seconds of the lives of these victims" as they approached the car from behind while communicating on cell phones.


Bolden was also convicted of attempted murder for a Feb. 12, 2012, shooting about three miles away in which a man who was shot in the head suffered permanent brain damage, along with an assault with a semi-automatic firearm on a woman who was shot in the leg by a stray bullet.


Barnes, also 22, fired two shots inside the car. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 5 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Wu's parents and Qu's father called for death penalty for the two murderers earlier in February. Prosecutors chose not to seek death penalty against Bolden.


Three months ago, Xinran Ji, another USC Chinese graduate student who was majoring in electrical engineering, was attacked while walking back to his apartment near the campus around 12:45 a.m.(0945 GMT) on July 24. He was found dead in his apartment hours later. A trail of blood marked the path Ji walked.. Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale College Jerseys China Cheap NBA Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping
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