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‘She could’ve died’: Kill the Bill protester’s struggle to hold police to account for knocking her out with baton

Despite her physical injuries, the trauma that followed, and that her actions at a demonstration three years ago paled in comparison to the violence she faced, it’s Fleur Moody, not the officer who struck her, who was prosecuted.

‘It’s completely put a stop to Mariella’s life’: The lasting impact of being convicted on a riot charge

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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.

How stop and search will be entrenched by the Police and Crime Bill

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‘That’s not the way to legislate’: Lords slam the Police and Crime Bill for being too big, wide-ranging and draconian

Moving on: Bristol's Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next

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Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

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.

Two years after Bristol’s Kill the Bill unrest, protesters condemn ‘unjust’ sentences and the media narrative

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.

Two women jailed after Kill the Bill violence

Jasmine York has been sentenced to 9 months for arson, after being found not guilt of riot, and Mariella Gedge-Roberts to 5.5 years for riot.

Kill the Bill protester cleared of riot, found guilty of arson

Jasmine York will be sentenced on 14 March, but has been released on unconditional bail until then.

5 key moments in history that led to the Police and Crime Act

Bristol's Kill the Bill protests

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’.

Exclusive: Police paying out damages to protesters on hundreds of claims

Avon and Somerset police are counting the cost of recent protest crackdowns.

‘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.

Jury convicts man of riot and arson after first Kill the Bill trial

Man charged with riot and arson says police escalated protest into violence

Man denies setting fire to police vehicles in first Kill the Bill trial

Tenth person jailed for involvement in Bristol Kill the Bill protest