22 Mar 2021

Patel condemns ‘anarchic and violent scenes’ at Bristol protests

Home Affairs Correspondent

The Home Secretary Priti Patel has condemned what she called the “anarchic and violent” scenes in Bristol yesterday evening, when a protest against plans to give police increased powers descended into violence.

Twenty one police officers were injured, two of them seriously, when some in the crowd began throwing missiles at a police station in the city and setting vehicles alight. Eight people have so far been arrested.