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Kill the Bill: Violence at protest ‘disgraceful’, says prime minister

Kill the Bill: Violence at protest ‘disgraceful’, says prime minister

Violence at a third night of protests in Bristol has been condemned as “disgraceful” by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Ten people were arrested after a Kill the Bill protest ended in scuffles.

Police said a “minority” of protesters “showed hostility” and arrests were made after a sit-down protest in front of a police station.

One journalist claimed he was assaulted by police during the operation to clear the streets.

Mr Johnson said a “mob” was “intent on violence” after “bricks, bottles and fireworks” were thrown.

Mass gatherings are currently banned under coronavirus legislation and anyone breaching regulations could be fined.

Protesters said they were unhappy about an element of the Police and Crime Bill, which would ban residing on any private or public land in vehicles without permission where they are causing “significant disruption, distress or harm to local communities”.

Daily Mirror journalist Matthew Dresch posted a Tweet which he said showed him being assaulted by officers as they cleared the city centre, despite telling them he was a member of the media.

In response, the force said it was trying to contact Mr Dresch and that a free press was “a cornerstone of our democracy”.

News Source: BBC News

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