VANS TORCHED, 20 OFFICERS INJURED IN NIGHT OF U.K. ANARCHY

The streets of Bristol, England were overrun with chaos as far-left mobs burned cars, vandalized buildings, and assaulted police officers during a demonstration against Home Secretary Priti Patel’s policing bill.

The left-wing #KillTheBill demonstration on Sunday night ended with reports of at least two law enforcement officers being rushed to the hospital as the event became a full scale riot, leaving one officer with a broken arm and another receiving broken ribs.

Local reports from Bristol Live said nearly 5,000 protesters originally flocked to College Green around 2 p.m. By 6 p.m. thousands of violent extremists started to encircle the Bridwell Police Station.

In the streets, riot police quickly met the agitators, who responded by throwing improvised explosives at officers. The mob burned police vans, break the windows of the station, and painted the building with graffiti including the words “Fuck the Police.”

The chairman of the Avon and Somerset Police Federation, Andy Roebuck, remarked: “This is the worst violence in Bristol for many, many years.

“It’s really unprecedented violence. Between four and six or possibly more officers are seriously injured and some have broken bones,” he continued, although at the present time it is being reported that at least 20 officers were hurt and 12 police vehicles damaged.

“No one had any indication it would erupt this way,” Roebuck stated.

Marvin Rees, the leftist Labour Party Mayor of Bristol, noted that while he grasped “the frustrations” regarding the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which was the justification for this destruction, “smashing buildings in our city centre, vandalising vehicles, attacking our police will do nothing to lessen the likelihood of the bill going through.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel, who is at the forefront of implementing tougher restrictions on demonstrations in the United Kingdom, said that “thuggery and disorder by a minority will never be tolerated.” 

However, this very behavior was tolerated in Bristol last year during a Black Lives Matter riot that saw a historic monument illegally removed while police stood idly by.

As a reaction to the mayhem, leader in the Brexit movement Nigel Farage wrote: “In Bristol tonight we see what the soft-headed approach to the anti-police BLM leads to. Wake up everyone, this is not about racial justice. These people want all-out anarchy and street violence.”

“The BLM protests were anti-police, it is a key goal of the organisation. The worrying events in Bristol tonight are an extension of that. We have given into and encouraged the extreme left, and this is the result,” Farage continued.

The actions from the mob were seemingly justified by the far-left political organization Momentum, whose Bristol chapter said in a statement: “The attack on the police station this evening likely wouldn’t have happened if the police hadn’t acted aggressively, including bringing in dogs.”

“Let’s not forget that the police protect a culture of violence against women and other marginalised groups — which has been one trigger behind the outrage the last few weeks,” the group with ties to Labour accused.

The South West English port city in recent times has become an epicenter for left-wing activity, with Black Lives Matter extremists taking down the statue of British philanthropist Sir Edward Colston and throwing it in the local harbor last June, as previously referenced.

Superintendent Andy Bennet, who was overseeing the police units during the Colston riot, later accepted a medal in the New Year Honours.

Bennet has condoned the police inaction by voicing concerns that if the officers were to enforce the law it would further provoke the Black Lives Matter rioters.

“[T]he right thing to do was just to allow it to happen, because what we did not want is tension,” he said.

London mayoral candidate David Kurten commented: “The criminal violence of the Antifa mob in Bristol yesterday is deplorable, but they should have been dealt with last year when Bristol Police stood back and let far-left Marxists and anarchists run riot.”

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