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Bristol Anarchist Black Cross and Bristol Defendant Solidarity: We are proud of those who fought back against the police

A statement by Bristol Anarchist Black Cross and Bristol Defendant Solidarity.

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London: Squatters take Camberwell Cop Shop (2.0)

London. UK. The Serious Annoyance has returned to occupy the empty Camberwell Police Station, Camberwell Church St SE5, as we continue in our fight to #killthebill and highlight the destructive role of the police.

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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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UK: What good is a right to toothless protest? [Kill the Bill]

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.

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Kill The Bill: Solidarity with Bristol Protesters! [Derry]

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. 

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Kill the Bill: Anyone Who Says Protests Are Counterproductive Is Expressing Their Own Preferences | Opinion

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.

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

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. 

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His Master’s Voice – police violence and the media [UK]

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.

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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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