There seems to have been highly kinetic riots in Bristol, where massive crowds attacked and badly damaged some police.
I know nothing about this yet. But I would wager that in the spirit of Yuri Bezmanov, “There are no grass roots revolutions”. There are no grass roots large scale demonstrations one might suspect. ACAB, which is written on the police van in one video, is an ANTIFA/BLM slogan. This looks like the far left using people’s genuine dissatisfaction with Covid measures, as an excuse to wage war against police and the state on the backs of the common man.
At least at first glance and based on how leftist groups have acted tactically since before the 1960s.
This of course will give the state an excuse to act in an even more authoritarian way.
Please feel free to correct me in the comments. I am walking into this event blind and purely speculating here.
(The video above is labelled “Far-left anti-police riot in Bristol England.” Thankfully its at least being labelled properly by someone. That someone is Andy Ngo though. The MSM is laying this at the feet of “Kill the Bill” people, meaning everyone.)
Again, “UK Protestors clash with police”. Sorry no.
Sky News UK – Several police officers injured during protest in Bristol
A demonstration against plans to give police more powers to deal with peaceful protests has spilled over into violence described as “disgusting scenes”.
BBC – Police in injured in Bristol as “Kill the Bill” protest turns violent
Two police officers have been taken to hospital with injuries after protesters clashed with police in Bristol.
Thousands of people turned up at a rally against the Police and Crime Bill, which includes plans to give officers more powers to control demonstrations.
Officers had told people to stay away. Avon and Somerset police condemned what they called “disgraceful scenes” and called on neighouring forces for support.
the guardia – UK – BRISTOL – ‘Kill the bill’ protestors storm police station in Bristol
Activists stormed a police station as a ‘Kill the Bill’ demonstration turned violent in Bristol.
Footage from The Bristol Cable shows protestors kicking in the windows of Bridewell police station and graffitiing the outside of it.
The protestors are opposed to the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill, which would give the police in England and Wales more power to impose conditions on non-violent protests, including those deemed too noisy or a nuisance.
Those convicted under the proposed legislation could face a fine or jail.
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