Two years on from Bristol’s first of many #KillTheBill protests on 21.3.2021, campaigners against increasing police & state powers and violence will march and rally in central Bristol. Meeting at 5.30pm in the Bearpit, marching to Bridewell police station. Campaigners will express solidarity with all those brutalised, arrested and imprisoned for standing together and fighting back against police and state attacks on us all; and with all communities, genders & races bearing the brunt of misogyny and racism. Be there.
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“On the Tuesday 21st March 2023 we will hold a demonstration in front of Bridewell police station against the violence of the police and the British State.
34 people, mostly young, have been imprisoned for over a total of 100 years for the uprising that took place on this day 2 years ago. An uprising that was self defense against the brutality of the police towards demonstrators and in response to the rape and murder of Sarah Everard and the PCSC Bill.
In those two years we have seen the police continue to brutalise and murder young black men, refugees have been left to die in the channel, we have seen suicides and murders at the hands of the prisons, the inherent and vile misogyny and racism of the police has been openly exposed and we have seen increasingly repressive legislation against protest and the organisation of working people.
The police and prison system continues to attack and disappear the already most marginalised and oppressed areas of society.
At the same time the state protects and furthers a system of systematic poverty. It protects the wealthiest and most powerful who live as they please off of our backs whilst one step out of line puts us in prison. The state punishes those who are the victims of its policies.
We want to come together on this day to show who’s side we are on, to show our solidarity with the Kill The Bill prisoners and their families and all people brutalised by the British State and its institutions of repression.
We will hear from those affected and those involved in organizing resistance”.
Support for #KillTheBill Protestors, Defendants and Prisoners
If you need support then contact these groups:
Bristol Defendant Solidarity
email – bristoldefendantsolidarity[at]riseup.net
mobile – 07510 283424
Twitter – @bristoldefenda1
Bristol ABC Prisoner Support
website; email – bristol_abc[at]riseup.net
Twitter/Instagram – @bristol_abc
Crowdfunder – KillTheBill Prisoner Support Fund
Bristol Anti-Repression Campaign (Barc)
email – bristolantirepressioncampaignktb[at]riseup.net
Instagram – @bristolantirepression
Justice For Bristol Protesters
email – justiceforbristolprotesters[at]gmail.com
Twitter/Instagram – @JBPProtest