Protestor found not guilty of Violent Disorder in ‘Kill the Bill’ trial

Friday 26 August 2022

The defendant was represented by Owen Greenhall of the Garden Court Protest Team. He was instructed by Hussain Hassan of Commons solicitors.

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The Defendant, AR, was a young woman who attended the Kill the Bill demonstration in Bristol on 23 March 2021. She became caught up in a confrontation between the police and protestors during which she kicked a police officer in order to defend herself and those around her from what appeared to be excessive police force. At trial at Bristol Crown Court for Violent Disorder she relied on a defence of defence of others. A jury took less than an hour to find her not guilty. 

The trial is the latest in a series of trials arising from disturbances at the Kill the Bill demonstration. 

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