Barrister David Renton explores why the government is so determined to suppress protest, the Police Bill, and the impact of the Covid Regulations on protest rights.
Th Police Bill is an assault on us all and an attack on us all must be met by resistance from us all. Unity and solidarity must be the clarion call of this movement.
Bristol has been one of the major flashpoints in the protest movement against the bill, with demonstrations being violently suppressed by local police.
Sisters Uncut's statement against police and state violence and the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021, originally published on 23 March 2021. rs21 signed the statement alongside groups including Black Lives Matter UK, Jewish Solidarity Action and Docs Not Cops.
Bristol's police force – presented by the media as the victims of a 'mob' – are among the most violent, racist and abusive parts of Britain's police state.