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Photos Show Protesters In Bristol 'Defecating' At Feet Of Police During Riots

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Photos Show Protesters In Bristol 'Defecating' At Feet Of Police During Riots

Photos show protesters allegedly defecating at police officers' feet yesterday (Sunday 21 March) during Bristol's 'Kill the Bill' protest.

Images and video footage circulating on social media show protesters crouching down next to shielded police officers and beginning to defecate, with what appears to be a stream of urine visible on the floor.

Local journalist Martin Booth, who live-tweeted the events yesterday as they unfolded, shared a short clip showing one protestor with their trousers around their ankles, crouching down beside a wall of police.

The caption read: "A dirty protest."


Many other social media users were shocked by the scenes, with one tweeting: "These officers in Bristol were doing their job, they may well share the same opinions as the 'classy' girl urinating & defecating on them."

Credit: Bristol Post/BPM Media
Credit: Bristol Post/BPM Media

Someone else said: "This is disgusting, defecating in public is shocking and disgraceful."

A third referred to the incident as 'beyond animal behaviour'.


People in Bristol gathered to protest against the Government's proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, but the rally soon turned into a violent night of rioting - leaving at least 12 police officers injured, with one suffering a collapsed lung after being trampled on.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has condemned the rioters' actions, saying they were 'pathetic' and 'selfish'.

Speaking to TalkRADIO's Julia Hartley Brewer, Rees was asked what he made of the protestors caught defecating.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He said: "It's pathetic, well it's worse than pathetic. It's also politically illiterate.

"We're doing the real job in this city of trying to tackle inequality, feed our children, work on domestic violence, mental health.

"What they did last night has nothing to do with the needs of people in this city or in this country

"It's just selfish, self indulgent and self-centred behaviour that's all about them living out their fantasy of being revolutionaries."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Seven people have been arrested following Sunday's riots, which saw Bridewell Police Station - located in the heart of the city centre - under siege for hours, with police remaining at the scene until 4.30am on Monday morning.

Fireworks were thrown and at least one police van was burnt out, while other police vehicles were scrawled with graffiti.

Protesters also smashed a window of the police station using a skateboard, and even managed to make it onto a first floor roof to aim missiles at officers.


Avon and Somerset Police called in extra support from neighbouring forces, also deploying more officers in riot gear.

Featured Image Credit: Bristol Post/BPM Media

Topics: UK News, News, Bristol

Jess Hardiman
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