London: More than 100 people were arrested during a protest by cyclists during the Olympics opening ceremony, police said on Saturday.
Scotland Yard said two groups of protesters were arrested on suspicion of breaching protest conditions and causing a public nuisance.
The amateur cycling club had tried to pedal their way through the security cordon around the Olympic Park during Friday evening`s opening ceremony.
Officers scuffled with several pro-cycling activists as dozens of cyclists were blocked by police vans from proceeding, Scotland Yard said. No serious injuries were reported.
The cyclists were identified as members of a monthly cycling event called "Critical Mass" that normally passes through the area, but a police order had prohibited the group from travelling into the Olympic Park area in east London during Friday night`s opening ceremony.
Police said they would give the precise number of arrests later.
Separately, a small radical Islam group had planned a demonstration outside the Olympic Park to expose what it calls "the evil of the Olympics" for Friday, but the protest was cancelled for no stated reason last week.
BDST: 1734 HRS, July 28, 2012
Chanchal Ghosh, Newsroom Editor
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