Police and Crime bill
Listen: Bristol Unpacked, with activist Jasmine York on being jailed after the Kill the Bill riots
Jasmine York, who was jailed for arson after the 2021 Kill the Bill riots, discusses those days that rocked the city, and abolishing prisons.
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‘Protest is the lifeblood of our democracy, and it’s under threat’
Raj Chada, a defence lawyer who represented the Colston Four, says prosecuting demonstrators is becoming a ‘reflex’ in the UK.
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Mother of jailed Kill the Bill protester: ‘We never thought she’d get this long’
The mother of a woman recently sentenced to five and a half years after being found guilty of riot speaks out.
‘Sarah Everard had been let down by a police officer, and the thought of the police having more power scared me’ says riot accused
The defence have closed their case in the trial of Jasmine York, who is charged with riot and arson following a Kill the Bill protest in Bristol. She denies both charges.
Prosecution allege protestor was ‘leader’ of Kill the Bill riot, as jury hears accused was bitten by a police dog and hit by batons
The prosecution have laid out their case against Jasmine York, 26, who is on trial for riot and arson following a Kill the Bill protest in Bristol. She denies both charges.
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Police used ‘excessive force’ during Bristol Kill the Bill protests, as parliamentary inquiry finds ‘significant failings’
A new report into policing of Bristol’s Kill the Bill protests and the Clapham vigil for Sarah Everard has found that police used excessive force and failed to distinguish between violent and peaceful protesters.
‘I was pretty scared so I was just in a ball’: Protesters speak out about police violence
We talk to protesters who say they were brutally attacked by police at the recent protests against the Police and Crime Bill.
Bristol’s fourth Police and Crime Bill protest remains peaceful after hands-off policing
After last week’s protests against the Police and Crime Bill saw heavy-handed policing and clashes with protesters, the city’s fourth demo last night went ahead peacefully with no intervention from the police.
Debunked: Expired MOT does not prove police vehicle fires were ‘staged’
Ever since a police van and car were set alight during disturbances in Bristol, false claims have circulated on social media that the vehicles’ expired MOTs prove that the events were ‘staged’.
Man charged with riot and arson says police escalated protest into violence
He is accused of trying to set police vehicles on fire during the Kill the Bill demo on 21 March, but blamed police for turning the protest violent.