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Angry bikers in France take to the streets to protest lower speed limit

Published on Apr 13, 2014 7:24 AM

PARIS (AFP) - Thousands of "angry bikers" took to the streets across France on Saturday to protest against government plans to slash the speed limit on non-motorway roads.

The French Federation of Angry Bikers (FFCM) said "tens of thousands" of motorcyclists donned their leathers to object to proposals to cut the speed limit on secondary roads from 90kmh to 80kmh.

"It's not speed that kills on the roads, it's the way people behave," Mr Jean-Marc Belotti, the president of the organisation's Paris branch said.

Harley Davidsons, Hondas and Kawasakis were out in force in cities including Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, some bearing flags on their handlebars declaring "road repression: enough is enough".

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