Riot police break up fresh Bristol protest


Large numbers of riot police moved in to break up a fresh protest in Bristol that converged at College Green on Tuesday night, two days after a “Kill the Bill” demonstration descended into mayhem.

Around 14 demonstrators were arrested from the gathering of about 130 people to protest against the government’s new Police and Crime Bill that critics say will stifle protest.

“Specially trained public order officers are beginning to disperse a protest from College Green in Bristol,” police said in a tweet.

The protesters pitched tents and installed a sound system as they chanted “our streets” and “shame on you” at the rally.

The crowd was dispersed from College Green after forces from neighbouring Gloucestershire and Wiltshire assisted the police in their efforts. But a significant number of people gathered on Deanery Road have refused to move, the police said in an update early on Wednesday.



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