Dozens gather for 'die-in' vigil after cyclist killed in north London crash

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Scores of protesters took part in a “die-in” protest and vigil following the death of a cyclist in north London.

Cyclists descended on Camden Road, where Ardian Zagani died after being struck by a van, to pay their respects on Monday evening.

Mr Zagani suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by a Ford Transit van near the street’s junction with Hilldrop Crescent shortly before 6am on Tuesday, August 29.

He was the sixth cyclist to be killed on London’s roads this year.

Campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists organised the vigil for the Mr Zagani along with the “die-in”, which saw dozens of protesters lay in the street.

Campaigners lay down their bikes and dropped onto the road after groups made speeches aimed at a change to road laws and regulations.

Ardian Zagani was killed as he cycled to work

Mr Zagani, aged in his 30s, was killed commuting to his first day back at work at the College of Haringey, in Enfield, where he worked as a caretaker.

Scotland Yard said the female driver of the van stopped at the scene and was initially arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. 

She was eventually de-arrested and interviewed under caution at a north London police station.

The “die-in” came after hundreds of activists gathered for a similar protest in February, after three cyclists and two pedestrians died in collisions on the capital’s streets in one week.

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