Violent protests erupted Sunday night in the British city of Bristol over a proposed police and crime bill that would create sweeping new restrictions on protests and grant broad new powers to the police.
Video from the scene showed a police vehicle ablaze and protesters charging at the graffiti-strewn vehicle. One officer suffered a broken arm and another a broken rib, the authorities said.
The “kill the bill” rally drew thousands of protesters in the southwest city, witnesses reported.
said on Twitter. “Our police officers put themselves in harm’s way to protect us all. My thoughts this evening are with those police officers injured.”
said in a statement that “those responsible for offenses will be identified and brought to justice,” the force said on Twitter.