Police in injured in Bristol as “Kill the Bill” protest turns violent – BBC News

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Two police officers have been taken to hospital with injuries after protesters clashed with police in Bristol.

Thousands of people turned up at a rally against the Police and Crime Bill, which includes plans to give officers more powers to control demonstrations.

Officers had told people to stay away. Avon and Somerset police condemned what they called “disgraceful scenes” and called on neighouring forces for support.

The Home Secretary has called the events unacceptable.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Andrew Plant in Bristol.

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