Angry cyclists held noisy protests in the centre of the Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday over the local government's move to ban them from major roads in the congested metropolis.
Indian rickshaw riders and cyclists sit with placards during a protest in Kolkata, on October 2, 2013
Under strong sunshine, crowds gathered in the Esplanade area of the former colonial capital, chanting "We want cycles back!" and holding placards which read "Turn off your engine. Kids breathe here!"
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