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M41 Motorway - Reclaim the Streets
Sandcastles and sound systesms replace cars and bikes as 6,000 protestors 'reclaim' the M41 Motoway in the name of community ownership.
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This demonstration brings to a halt the M41 in Shepherd's, one of Britain's shortest motorways. Reclaim the Streets was and still is a collective that fundamentally opposes corporate influences on society and particularly sees the automobile as having a detrimental impact on society. As evidenced in the film, RTS demos were a mix of party and protest, a carnivalesque atmosphere which took heavy influences from the counter culture rave scene.