The demonstration against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill had begun earlier in the day on College Green, but moved to the city centre where large numbers of riot police dispersed, sometimes violently, what had been a largely peaceful crowd
Protestors are gathering on College Green to protest the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill proposed to the government by the Ministry of Justice, in the third display of Bristolian activism this week.
Festival organisers Platform Live and Slammin Events have written to local residents outlining their plan to apply for a three-year events licence to host an 8,000-capacity dance music festival in the park.
Yesterday, 21 March, what started off as a peaceful protest with a large turnout against the government's proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill escalated and turned violent as the afternoon and evening went on.
A peaceful demonstration that began on College Green this afternoon has turned violent in Bristol City centre as hooded protestors were seen smashing into glass windows at Bridewell police station and spray painting the station’s walls and police vehicles.