Bristol

Ravers switch tactics to defy Covid restrictions during lockdown

November 10, 2020

Ravers are prepared to risk fines during lockdown as they adopt new tactics to defy Covid-19 restrictions at illegal parties. Unlicensed music events attracting hundreds of people are still taking place despite a warning from police chiefs that they will take a tougher approach on those breaching the rules. One tactic being used by organisers […]

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Weekend of Extinction Rebellion protests starts with bridge blocking

August 28, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters have kicked off a weekend of planned demonstrations by blocking roads and bridges. The climate change activist group have organised a series of protests across Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire over the Bank Holiday weekend – […]

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End the glorification of historic criminals like Colston and Clive | Letters

June 9, 2020

O n my way to Parliament Square for Saturday’s Black Lives Matter protest, I – for the first time – noticed the statue of Robert Clive in its place of honour near the Churchill War Rooms, a stone’s throw from 10 Downing Street and seemingly equidistant from Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster. One […]

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