Police advised people not to attend the protests, in which two police officers were injured with a broken arm and ribs, two police vans were set on fire. It started on College Green, next to Bristol Cathedral, and moved to Bridewell Police Station, where windows were smashed. Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, has called the event “unacceptable” and “thuggery”. Boris Johnson has condemned the protests as ‘disgraceful’. The slogan ‘Kill the Bill’ has been circulating in response to the proposal of the new Police, Crime, and Sentencing and Courts bill by the Government that week. If passed, it will increase the powers of the state and the police to crackdown on protests, such as those used by Extinction Rebellion, which the bill claims cost police £16 million, where members have glued themselves to entrances of Parliament and onto public transport. The controversial bill will prevent protests that cause too much public disturbance, with proposed start and finish times and noise limits. It will make protests taking place near Parliament illegal and will close loopholes that have made it easier for protesters to avoid conviction. The bill was proposed after the death of Sarah Everard and her vigil of Clapham Common, London, where police were seen grabbing women and pinning them down whilst making arrests. Mass gatherings are currently banned under coronavirus laws, as protests were held all over the country in Greater Manchester, Bath, Nottingham, Sheffield, Falmouth, and Cambridge. Were protesters right to attend the event despite restrictions? Or do the long-term consequences of the bill justify the means?