Flat-footed Avon & Somerset coppers were taken entirely by surprise, having mobilised their large numbers to police a peaceful demonstration elsewhere in the city.
A communique issued by the South Bristol Anarchists said: "We have taken control of Blair's million pound flats in an act of solidarity with militant black bloc comrades in Scotland.
"Blair is a hypocrite who claims he is "making poverty history" whilst sitting on personal investment property worth millions of pounds in our city.
"MAKE POVERTY HISTORY - KILL THE RICH"
South Bristol Anarcho