How did Seattle "Critical Mass" violence erupt?


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Seattle Times Staff

SEATTLE — Police said they were still looking Saturday for one member of a group of Critical Mass bicyclists who allegedly attacked and injured a driver during an altercation Friday evening on Capitol Hill.

Two other bicyclists have been jailed. But some riders in the event said the driver instigated the incident by driving angrily into several bikers.

Just after 7 p.m. Friday, the group of at least 100 bicyclists was moving en masse down East Aloha Street when a man and his girlfriend in a Subaru station wagon tried to pull out of a parking spot, said Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson.

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