The West Cross Route (WCR), a 0

Saturday 13th July 1996

The West Cross Route (WCR), a 0.75 miles (1.21 km)-long dual carriageway section of the A3220 route in central London (UK), was occupied by the direct action collective, Reclaim the Streets where 6,000 protestors took over part of the elevated motorway, played sound-systems and danced. Sand was placed on the motorway for young children to play on. Hidden underneath dancers walked on stilts and wore huge, wire-supported dresses, while environmental activists drilled holes in the tarmac and planted trees.

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