Bristol 'Kill the Bill' demonstration: police start dispersing protesters and arrests made

  • Watch as police officers attempt to disperse protesters

Police officers in riot gear at Bristol's third 'Kill the Bill' demonstration have made arrests after they had to disperse a crowd of protestors.

Avon and Somerset Police said projectiles, including eggs and glass bottles, were thrown at officers on Friday (26 March) and claimed some protesters were pulling at their shields.

In a tweet the force said: "We will not tolerate violent disorder. Arrests have been made."

A large number of protesters gathered on Bridewell Street, close to Bridewell Police Station, after a march from College Green.

Police officers "engaged" with protesters for most of the evening but warned they "can't and won't tolerate any attack".

Demonstrators clash with police officers in Bristol. Credit: PA

ITV West Country reporters on the ground said police dogs and horses were deployed, along with officers carrying riot shields and wearing helmets.

At its peak the crowd was made up of more than 1,000 people, with most of them kneeling and holding daffodils while chanting 'Kill the Bill'.

The force has not yet specified how many arrests have been made.

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