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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’.

Watch: Police forcefully break up Police and Crime Bill sit-down protest followed by major clashes

Police violently shut down peaceful sit down occupation of College Green

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Bristol and the Police and Crime bill; A day and night of protest and unrest

As videos gripped the world from the clashes on Sunday night, a report on the day’s events and how thousands protested against the Police and Crime Bill.

Photography

PHOTOESSAY: Scenes from a protest, scenes from a riot

Reports

Watch: How the Police and Crime Bill riot in Bristol unfolded

‘Morally right but legally guilty’: Meet the GP turned environmental activist self-representing in court

Diana Warner says the justice system is unjust in the battle against the climate crisis

Why women in Bristol are going on 'strike'

For International Women’s Day this Sunday 8 March, feminist collectives in Bristol are putting on a “Women’s Strike”. The Cable has been following the event's organisers to learn about the personal stories and politics behind the action.

Unlocking the cells: Bristol's history of prison reform

From rioting in 19th century to fighting for prisoner rights in the 1970s, Bristol has a long history of attempted prison reform.

I did time for tagging

Jack Keeling, who was imprisoned for graffiti, talks to the Bristol Cable about his sentence, Bristol’s graffiti scene and the council’s promise to create legal graffiti walls.

The Bristol Reform Riots

October 1831 saw a blaze of anger and thirst for change in the city Over three days in October 1831, Bristol saw arguably the most important riot in British history.

Photos: thousands march against austerity

Bristolians marched against austerity last Saturday in a powerful display of opposition to government.

Bringing the fight against apartheid to Bristol

Remembering Ron Press, the white South African dissident who became a leading light in Bristol activism.

Video: What impact for anti-austerity protest?

At the national demonstration organised by the People’s Assembly in London on Saturday 1st of July, the anti-austerity movement showed a resurgence.

Feminist library protestors "violently" evicted

Domestic violence campaigners have been “violently” evicted from Cheltenham Road Library.

Feminist library occupiers defiant after police visit

Domestic violence campaigners occupying the now-closed Cheltenham Road Library, are determined to stay put after a visit from the police and other unidentified individuals - one of whom made threats.

"We invite you to join us": Activists occupy Cheltenham Road library

Domestic violence campaigners have occupied the historic Cheltenham Road Library to protest a lack of social housing.

Nazis behind Saturday's far-right rally

Some neo-Nazis are expected to be in Bristol city centre this Saturday. Anti-fascist groups have called a counter-demonstration.

Breaking: Multinational bank backs down to local campaigners

Santander has been forced to back track on a controversial policy.

Hundreds meet to stand up to racism

“We need to organise so we are the biggest voice.”

Fascists plan demo in Bristol

March has backing of former EDL leader Tommy Robinson

Hip Hop Hijabis: "Muslim chick with an itch to spit skits"

Bristolian Muslim rappers Sukina Douglas and Tanya Muneera Williams are “proud to be from a place of resistance.”

Famous slave trader celebrated in Bristol again

Protests against Edward Colston celebrations continued yesterday as official birthday event marked the end of a fortnight of celebrations and fundraising.

I chose the way that speaks truth

An exiled Sudanese journalist tells her story of political repression, exile and integration