Economy tanks, replete with the trademark blue stripes, have moved into the sleepy estates of Bristol. Residents last night saw a riot unfold in front of them as aggressive police tactics against a peaceful protest escalated.
|Pic h/t Bristol resident Ian Bone|
It appears that heavy handed policing including the use of dogs and riot police against a peaceful protest led to injuries and arrests that need never have happened.
Three eye witnesses to what then happened are really worth reading. There's the Indymedia report, an account on Our Kingdom, and at Neuro Bonkers. It's also worth checking out Ian Bone.
The press seem remarkably reluctant to report these incidents although the local paper could hardly avoid it.
There's one group of people who can really create a riot where none was before - and that's the riot police
Further reading: Adam's facts about Tesco. Sam Allen on why the council should support the community.