So the 4th protest against the Police & Crime Bill, known online as the ‘KillTheBill’ protests, in Bristol came and went; people used their right to protest, the chanted, they marched there were speeches. There was also a minute’s silence for the victims of police brutality;
A minute’s silence for those brutalised by police. March starting. pic.twitter.com/kt5n17kufx
— Rivkah Brown (@RivkahBrown) March 30, 2021
By all accounts, the cops left people alone and there was no violence, unlike the last three protests where the police decided to ‘intervene’ and ended up cracking skulls (but we still don’t know the numbers of injured protestors).
— Conor Gogarty (@ConorGogarty) March 30, 2021
While the reaction of the political class and the commentariat to the protests, and police violence, was the expected tut-tuting and condemnation of those actually putting their bodies on the line for all our freedoms, the city’s protests do seem to have inspired action nationwide;
Alright, last #KillTheBill poster. This one dedicated to all our Bristol friends for showing us some beautiful fireworks 🎇🎇🎇
— GreenAnticapitalistMedia🌍 (@FrontGreen) March 31, 2021
Last night’s protest is far from the last one in the city and far from the last one in the country. As this thread shows, With the next Bristol one being noted as:
— Collective Action LDN (@collectiveactuk) March 31, 2021
In related news, the fundraiser for the defence of the protestors has almost passed it’s 50% mark!
Image source, here.