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Anarchist Prisoner Toby Shone Sentenced [Bristol, UK]

Bristol. UK. Anarchist prisoner Toby Shone was sentenced to 3 years 9 months in prison for 8 drug offences at Bristol Crown Court on October 13, 2021 after Terrorism charges were dropped. He has already served 8 months of this sentence on remand.

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Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ riot and protests (March 2021): A timeline and analysis of what actually happened

Bristol. UK. On the 9th of March the UK government, alongside Police chiefs including Cressida Dick, announced the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to parliament. The bill proposes changes to a variety of laws, however it has been criticised for a number of points including its implications on people’s rights to protest, its impact on the Gypsey, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities, its encouragement of stop and search bias towards black men and youths and numerous other things.

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Bristol, UK: I had my hands up – My first experience with police brutality

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UK. Bristol. On Friday night, approximately 2000 protesters showed out in Bristol, once again to demand the government kill the bill. Much like the protest on Sunday, it started with marches and chanting, and much like on Sunday and Tuesday, it ended with police beating the shit out of us. 

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7 Lies Police Have Told You About The Bristol Protests

Bristol. UK. The police have been desperate to build a narrative of valiant officers defending Bristol from dangerous thugs, but the truth is very different, and they have started to trip over their own lies.

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Bristol riot: what do they expect?

Bristol. UK. So, last night (March21, Enough 14), it all kicked off in Bristol, and the media, politicians, the great and the good all line up to say just how terrible it was that people didn’t passively take their beating from the cops, and isn’t it a disgrace that those Bristolians responded to such attacks from the police with violence, etc.

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UK: What actually Happened in Bristol – and How a Narrative is Built

UK. Bristol. It’s easy to get a sense of deja-vu when you get home and start reading press reports and twitter accounts from a demonstration. For that reason, whilst I’ll be writing about the events in Bristol this Sunday, I’m also writing about dozens of other demonstrations over the years. I hope you’ll join me on a ramble about how a protest went down, and how press, police, politicians, and their cheerleaders, constructed a narrative around it.

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Solidarity with #BLM and #Bristol

UK. We need to fight to abolish capitalism and the state, and have a fundamental systematic change to be in collective control of our own lives.

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#StopDeportations #Bristol #UK: Around 100 people block road in solidarity with deportation victim

Around 100 people blocked a street in Bristol’s Easton neighbourhood trying to stop UK Border Agency deportation attempt last night. The stand-off, lasting through-out the night to the chants of “cops go home”, aimed at preventing the police from taking away and eventually deporting an Easton resident. The UK Border Agency van have been successfully blocked from leaving the area by protestors who came both on foot and in cars.

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