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.Continue reading Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ riot and protests (March 2021): A timeline and analysis of what actually happened
UK. The UK’s new police and crime bill is a clear attack on the basic right to protest and a next step in the democratic backsliding of the country.Continue reading UK: What good is a right to toothless protest? [Kill the Bill]
Derry. Northern Ireland. The Derry Anarchist Collective stands in solidarity with our comrades in Bristol and other cities in their continued resistance to the Police Bill.Continue reading Kill The Bill: Solidarity with Bristol Protesters! [Derry]
UK. There are currently a lot of people saying that protesting right now, or protests that are partly violent or that encounter police violence is counterproductive. There is absolutely no historical or social scientific basis for making such claims. Those who make them are pretty much always just expressing their own preferences.Continue reading Kill the Bill: Anyone Who Says Protests Are Counterproductive Is Expressing Their Own Preferences | Opinion
C/W: Police brutality, injury description.
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.Continue reading Bristol, UK: I had my hands up – My first experience with police brutality
UK. If one was to base their understanding of how the police in Britain operate on how the mass media report it, then the police are a fine bunch of people, currently under siege from the forces of anarchy, and mindless hooligan elements, who are bent on needless violence. And last weekend’s demo in Bristol against the policing bill, according to the BBC, ITN, Sky News and every single national newspaper, told exactly that story. According to them, parroting the cops’ narrative, officers suffered broken bones and punctured lungs. However, a few days later, it became apparent that this was a made up story. In fact, the local hospital treated multiple victims of police violence and… ahem… zero injured police officers.Continue reading His Master’s Voice – police violence and the media [UK]
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.Continue reading 7 Lies Police Have Told You About The Bristol Protests
UK. Another piece about the Kill The Bill protests.Continue reading UK: Policing Bill – direct action works!
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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.Continue reading Bristol riot: what do they expect?