Activists attack police station in Bristol, UK

Activists attack police station in Bristol, UK



Activists attack police station in Bristol, UK

Protesters attacked the police station in Bristol, England and set fire to both police vans.

The demonstration held in the city of Bristol against the draft law that gave the police more power to intervene in protests in England turned into violence.
Hundreds of people against the bill gathered in Bristol center and started walking to Bridewell Police Station.
Police intervened the demonstrators who wanted the bill to be withdrawn on their arrival at the station.
Protesters who resisted the police, stoned the windows of the police station and responded to the police with fireworks.
The demonstrators also set fire to two separate police vans in a park in front of and near the station.
Avon and Somerset Police Federation President Andy Roebuck said a police officer had broken arms and ribs during the incidents.
John Apter, president of the Police Federation of England and Wales, described the events as “terrible”, saying, “Some police officers were badly injured, police vehicles were damaged, a police station was attacked.” said.
If the controversial bill becomes law, the police will be able to set start and end times for protests. A certain noise level can be determined and the demonstration can be intervened if the noise reaches a point that will disrupt the business or transportation of an institution or have a serious impact on the people around. Those who break the law could face up to 10 years in prison or a fine.


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