Date(s) - Sat 22 April
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eastville Park lake
A group of women and non-binary people were arrested recently in an attempt to intimidate the feminist, anti-cuts, queer and squatter movements in Bristol.
The group had occupied an empty pub in Eastville. While the owner attempted to distract attention, a large group of cops in riot gear broke in, and arrested everyone on blatantly fabricated charges (burglary and theft of equipment which everyone present could see was still in place).
In interviews, police asked people about their involvement in political groups and it became clear that the group was targeted because the police assumed them to be part of Bristol Sisters Uncut.
It seems the police are still seeking some petty revenge after Sisters Uncut occupied the empty Cheltenham Road library (closed by the council) to protest the housing crisis and the loss of public services, particularly essential domestic violence services.
Only days after being violently evicted from the library, the group has gone on to occupy an empty hospital building which – like the library – has been sold off to be turned into overpriced flats.
We need to hit the streets to make it clear we will not be bullied by police, nor will we stop taking direct action against the profit-system which is eating our public spaces, social services and community buildings.
Join us on Saturday 22nd April at 1pm in a protest against police repression. We will gather near the lake in Eastville Park and move on from there shortly afterwards.
Bring placards, music and whatever else you would like to be there!