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RT published this video item, entitled “Police clash with protesters at ‘Kill the Bill’ rally in Bristol” – below is their description.
Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Bristol on Sunday during a rally against a new policing bill being debated in the UK parliament.
Protesters could be seen climbing and rocking a police van before the protest turned violent.
Thousands of protesters had filled the streets to voice their discontent at the proposed bill in breach of an ongoing ban on mass gatherings.
The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by a state, with the aim to enforce the law, to ensure the safety, health and possessions of citizens, and to prevent crime and civil disorder. Their lawful powers include arrest and the use of force legitimized by the state via the monopoly on violence.