Five Legal Observers are suing the Metropolitan Police for their arrests, detention, and assault whilst monitoring police violence at protests..
This May we have seen another round of sentencing for at least 4 comrades, for standing up to the police during the 2021 Kill the Bill uprising in Bristol.
On Tuesday 21st March, hundreds of Bristolians marched to Bridewell Police Station to mark the two year anniversary of the Kill the Bill uprising, and to stand in solidarity with all those facing police and state repression. We marched to show that despite the brutal police violence of that night, despite the continued persecution of
As of 11th November 2022 this is what has happened from the Bristol Demo of 21st March 2021. Avon and Somerset Police alleged over 500 people were engaged in disorder and have identified at least 191 suspects. 83 people have been arrested and 3 interviewed under caution, 47 people have been charged including 42 with
Below, Freedom reproduces the lawyers’ statement on the High Court challenge from Travellers Times. In November 2019, the Home Office launched a consultation entitled ‘Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments’ with one goal being to seek out viewpoints on ‘broadening the existing categories of criminal trespass’. Following the consultation, on 8 March 2021 the
Two Bristolians accused of riot have been up in court this week in the latest of a series of cases related to Kill the Bill protests in 2020, while in a separate case anarchist prisoner Toby Shone is facing years of heavy surveillance via a Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO). Indigo and Kadeem The controversial
After a five day Trial and 5 hours of jury deliberation Jasmine was found guilty of simple arson (which she was not charged with-see below). She will be sentenced on 14th March with “all options open” after a pre sentence report. Roughly it will be a toss up whether she gets an immediate or suspended
Has the Kill the Bill campaign come roaring back to life? The rapid proliferation of demos around the country yesterday against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill suggests that might just be the case. There were over twenty demonstrations around the country, some with just a few dozen but with thousands coming onto the
Barrett Brown was convicted in the City Of London Magistrates on Friday 5th November of a Section 5 Public Order offence, accused of displaying writing that was intended to cause people distress, namely the police. The writing in question was a banner that read Kill Cops.
The protest against the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill on the 21st March in Bristol has resulted in one of the most vicious campaigns of repression against demonstrators in our long experience. This week, the first people who pleaded guilty were sentenced by Judge James Patrick at Bristol Crown Court. One person got 3