Fuji Bikes suspend sale of American police bikes used in 'violent tactics' during protests as Trek faces criticism

Fuji said seeing its bicycles deployed in this manner during the George Floyd protests went against their intended use

New York City Police Department (NYPD) on bikes patrol a closed off Times Square shorty before the 11 p.m. curfew went into effect June 1, 2020 (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/ AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Fuji Bikes has suspended its sales of bicycles to North American police forces following the George Floyd protests.

The company says its bikes have been used in "violent tactics" by police forces during the unrest across the United States, which went against the intended use of the product.

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