Cops hurt as protest against proposed U.K. policing law turns violent

A police van burns outside Bridewell Police Station in Bristol, England, amid protests against the Government’s controversial Police and Crime Bill, March 21, 2021. Nobody is looking after this generation.”
First published on March 22, 2021 / 11:51 AM protests women’s safety after brutal mur… Marsh told The Guardian that someone defecated on the ground in front of police.Seven people have so far been arrested. That is an angry generation,” said Legg, who is 51. Some demonstrators reportedly threw stones at officers, and one officer suffered a punctured lung after being stomped on. police powers turns violent

By Haley Ott

March 22, 2021 / 11:51 AM
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“Let’s be clear, the wanton violence and destruction had nothing to do with protest — it was committed by those looking for an excuse to commit disorder,” Marsh said in a statement. This was selfish self-indulgence, self-centred violence.”
Last night’s violence doesn’t represent #Bristol – and only makes the Policing Bill more likely to pass Parliament.📺 Earlier on @GMB 👇— Marvin Rees (@MarvinJRees) March 22, 2021

Rachel Legg, a resident who witnessed Sunday night’s protests in Bristol, told The Guardian that she believed there was more to understand about the motivations behind the violence.”I’m not surprised. Officers injured as “Kill the Bill” protest against bid to boost U.K. over the weekend against a proposed law that would increase police powers. against the “Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill,” which is currently making its way through Parliament. If approved, the legislation would, among other things, give law enforcement increased powers to shut down peaceful protests across the country. 

U.K. “The scenes we witnessed yesterday were shameful and I know will be condemned by the whole city.”

The protesters chanted “kill the bill,” which has become a common refrain at demonstrations across the U.K. “deeply concerned” as China starts Canadians’ trials in secret

“I am from communities who are disproportionately likely to be on the receiving end of the criminal justice system and receive unfair treatment,” he told the BBC. “They are facing a planet that is dying, a home secretary that wants to hang people, the rent in Bristol is horrendous and they have no job prospects. Videos from Bristol showed multiple police vans on fire, and Avon and Somerset chief constable Andy Marsh told Britain’s Guardian newspaper that some officers had been trapped in a building as people shot fireworks and other projectiles at them, damaging the protective glass on the front of the building. They all seemed to be in their 20s. It’s not about a bunch of thugs taking part in a protest, there’s a bigger picture people need to understand. Clashes between some demonstrators and police in the city of Bristol left 20 officers injured, two of them seriously, according to the region’s police force. “What they have done has done nothing to make me, and people like me, safer. 03:02

It has generated mounting criticism in the wake of London police’s aggressive response to a vigil in honor of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman who was killed by an off-duty police officer while walking home earlier this month.Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said the violence was counterproductive and could be “used as evidence and promote the need for the bill.”

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