From the above link:“For every person that wants not to wear helmets, there is a large body of people that do,” an officer told a group of protesters who debated the decision to stop the protest.
So I wonder why the officer thinks that anyone is trying to stop that "large body of people" from doing so? It almost sounds like he might have a poor grasp of the meaning of "optional"
I've had that discussion a thousand times, not sure if it's deliberate or misunderstanding ignorance.
Usually followed by the rebellious martyr proudly declaring "I don't care if they ARE banned, I'll always wear my helmet!"