FAR-LEFT political activists opposing the government bill to implement new laws enabling police greater powers against unlawful protests, have today taken to the streets of Bristol to carry out violence and intimidation.
The protest is taking place on College Green in Bristol city centre, where hundreds of people had gathered – despite lockdown laws being in place.
Many in Bristol were seen wearing face masks and carried placards saying: ‘Say no to UK police state’, ‘Freedom to protest is fundamental to democracy’ and ‘Kill the Bill’. Meanwhile, members of the enormous mob have written the acronym ‘A.C.A.B’ (all cop’s are b*stards) onto buildings, stolen riot gear, and police vans – with one van being stopped, shaken, and set on fire.
As members of the BLM movement and extreme-left group Antifa joined the fray, the local police station was swamped and vandalised, and police officers verbally abused and assaulted.
Nearby shops have allegedly also been targeted, in scenes reminiscent of the violent Black Lives Matter protests that took place across America.
Police and riot officers continue to attempt to regain control of the city centre.
This is a breaking story and will be updated shortly.