Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ protestor acquitted of violent disorder

Tuesday 13 June 2023

Owen Greenhall of the Garden Court Protest Team represented the defendant.

Owen was instructed by Hollie Collinge of Kelly’s Solicitors.

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A protestor was found not guilty of Violent Disorder by a jury at Bristol Crown Court from an allegation arising from the ‘Bristol Riots’ of 2021.

During the protest, the defendant was filmed in possession of a police riot shield which he used to protect himself from PAVA spray used by police against protestors. At trial, he argued that his actions were justified in lawful self-defence and defence of others against apparently disproportionate force used by the police.

The Kill the Bill protests received nationwide media coverage, including on BBC News.

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