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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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UK: Priti Patel pulls the strings of Cressida Dick puppet

“To the police who have been subject to the most dreadful abuse, you have my full backing as you act proportionately, fairly and courageously to maintain law and order.”

Priti Patel, backing the police against the Black Lives Matter demonstrations
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