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Resistance in Bristol

Bristolian | 29.04.2011 02:12 | Repression | Social Struggles

Resistance to police state methods and brutality is ongoing in Bristol as a second riot breaks out on Stokes Croft. Police brutally attack protestors at Stokes Croft and rampage as far north as Cheltnam Road, Bishopston (see video). Rioting in St. Pauls as well with Tesco attacked. Prison riot rumoured at Horfield nick.

The resistance has begun! Bristol shows us how it's done - don't go quietly when they come for you!

Do not despair - they can't crush our spirit, and the more they try, the more people they radicalise. I was a cynical middle aged git until a few days ago when the police pulled their shit. Expect hardcore violence - mounted police charged a basically peaceful crowd as they moved down Stokes Croft, instigating a night of rioting. Total repression = total resistance.

Take care folks!

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Round Two

29.04.2011 03:37

Stokes croft goes up again, a week after the initial confrontation. Running battles with the Old Bill throughout Stokes Croft, Cheltenham Road, St Pauls and Cotham, as Avon and Somerset Constabulary continue in their suicidal PR campaign. Seems cider city is showing the rest of the UK how its done.

Bristolians - 2 Old Bill - 0

See you same time next week.


This time it was different

29.04.2011 09:08

What started as a peaceful gathering with music outside Telepathic Heights began to turn sour at around 1am when some people thought it would be a good idea to throw bottles at about 15 police who at this time were not restricting movement of the crowd and not dressed in riot gear and were generally relaxed. More bottles were thrown and along came the riot vans. The people who started this were a small group determined to cause another riot. Such a stupid thing to do wrecking a peaceful party and damaging the reputation of the area.

Luke Champion
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