Bristol mayor: Rioters were ‘living out fantasies of revolution’

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Bristol mayor: Rioters were ‘living out fantasies of revolution'” – below is their description.

    The rioters who set police vehicles alight and attacked officers were “living out fantasies of being revolutionaries”, the mayor of Bristol has said.

    Marvin Rees told journalists that the people causing violence on Sunday night were taking the opportunity of a peaceful demonstration to attack symbols of the establishment.

    Twenty officers were injured in clashes on Sunday night, one of which with a suspected punctured lung having been stamped on by a rioter, a senior Avon and Somerset Police officer said.

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