October 10, 2010
Anti-police actions on the nights of the 8th and 9th October.
1. Avonmouth police garage was a soft target with 30 rocks thrown over the fence at vehicles.
2. CID regional HQ, Kenneth Steele House, Feeder rd. Plainclothes vehicles, including one sports car, smashed with rocks.
3. Fishing line strung up at 9ft for the mounted police of Bower Ashton mounted police and dog section.
Pick your moment, your terrain. Ambush.
Some angry people are not content to stagnate in silence. We recognise our brains as weapons. Wouldn’t it be nice if more people broke away from the British tradition of sitting back and taking shit from cops in the U.K and actually fought back for a change?
Solidarity with all those inside and outside the prison who fight the system.
This is for all those beaten, abused and murdered by police.
Protesters clash with British police
October 10th, 2010
I was stood at the point they broke out of. It was shitly guarded, but there were waaay over a hundred broke out easily. I’d say quite a few hundred. They chased about 30 local Asians and the first lot were followed by about another 60 but then there were tonnes more EDL. They were like a tsunami of signs and traffic cones up in the air. They started trying to pick off the locals that weren’t trying to engage with them. They tried to hit my mate who was taking photos coz he is Asian as they ran but I butted the edl guy out the way. Luckily he carried on running. I say “luckily” because there were certainly no UAF around. Only about 20 anti fascists dotted around. The ones I was with were not really fighters and of a certain age. As I saw one of them hit a black/Asian man who was on the phone on his own, they ran and shouted “kill the nigger”. There were about 20 chasing him. I started to run but all the locals were way ahead, and looking behind me noone was following but the EDL so I stopped. It wasn’t till about 5 minutes on that the police moved from the spot and a good ten before the vehicles followed them. I honestly thought it would riot into the night. It’s a shame in a way that they didn’t get to highfields because if they had then they would have been outnumbered. Perhaps not entirely by people willing to fight but they don’t have to know that!
A far-right group known for staging violent protests against what it calls the spread of Islam in Britain clashed with police on Saturday in a northern English city.
Four people were arrested and a police officer had to be hospitalised.
Nearly 1400 police officers, including some in riot gear and on horseback, were called to contain about 1000 activists from the English Defence League who gathered in Leicester for a demonstration.
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Police said missiles were thrown at them and one officer was taken to hospital. Some protesters – many of them young men – broke away from the designated protest area at one point to confront gangs of local youths.
Supporters of the English Defence League, a right-wing group set up last year, began travelling around the country demonstrating against what they call the spread of sharia, or Islamic law, in England last summer.
The group insists it is peaceful, but critics say it is racist and tends to stir up unrest. On Saturday, about 700 members of a leftist group called Unite Against Fascism called a counter-demonstration nearby.
The two opposing groups had clashed during similar rallies last year in northern English cities such as Leeds and Manchester.
Gay rights march in Belgrade triggers riots
Serbian police have clashed with protesters trying to disrupt a Gay Pride parade in the capital, Belgrade.
Police used tear gas against the rioters, who threw petrol bombs and stones at armed officers and tried to break through a security cordon.
A garage attached to the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Party was briefly set on fire, and at least one shot was fired at the building.
Around 40 people were injured, including at least two police officers.
BELGRADE (Reuters) – A gay rights parade in Belgrade descended into violence Sunday as thousands of police deployed to protect marchers clashed with gangs of anti-gay protesters, sparking riots, injuries and dozens of arrests.One official said that 90 police officers required medical attention and two had been seriously wounded in the violence, which spread to other parts of the capital as nationalists and skinheads lashed out at targets unrelated to the parade.
Firefighters extinguished a blaze at the headquarters of the Democratic Party of President Boris Tadic, and witnesses said some in the building were wounded. A Reuters witness said others had tried to climb up scaffolding into the parliament building, but were chased away.
“It’s a really sad day for Serbia,” Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac told reporters.
The violence highlighted the intolerance that still pervades Serbian society a decade after the country ousted strongman Slobodan Milosevic, ending its pariah status.
The parade, the first of its kind in Belgrade in nearly a decade, had been seen as a test of Serbia’s readiness to become a more modern, open society after years of war in the 1990s fueled by ethnic hatred.
The clashes occurred two days ahead of a planned visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who wants to highlight Washington’s support for Belgrade’s EU aspirations.
Gangs of tough-looking youths threw stones at police sporting riot gear, smashed windows of cars and buses and looted kiosks. Others sang nationalist songs.
Bloodied police could be seen leaving the scene and witnesses heard gunshots fired toward security forces. Police said at least one gay rights activist had been beaten unconscious and more than 100 people had been detained.
Debris lay scattered across the main streets in central Belgrade and clouds of white tear gas rose from the ground.
“It is a shame for me to march, to stand for what I am, and to have thousands of cops protect me from hysterical nationalists,” said Milena, 36, a lesbian activist.
Susanne Simon-Paunovic, a German married to a Serb who attended the rally said: “It was more like death march. The atmosphere was terrible.”
In addition to the headquarters of the Democratic Party, a police officer said rioters had also attacked the premises of the Socialist Party, a coalition partner.
Sutanovac described the violence against his party’s headquarters as an attack on “Serbia’s European path and democratic values.”