19:53 GMT19 April 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday reaffirmed his full support for the police that were attacked with bricks and bottles during another violent protest in Bristol.

    On Friday, Bristol saw the third protest against a bill that would give law enforcement more powers to restrict demonstrations. Demonstrators hurled rocks and glass bottles at officers and also launched fireworks at the mounted section. A police horse was sprayed with paint. Ten people were arrested.

    Johnson took to Twitter to express his attitude to the clashes between police and protesters in Bristol.

    ​The first "Kill the Bill" protest in Bristol took place last Sunday. Protesters sprayed paint and threw objects at law enforcement officers. They set fire to police vehicles and smashed windows of a police station. Twenty-one officers were injured during the riot, two seriously.

    A second protest was held on Tuesday and also involved arrests. The top UK leadership strongly condemned the riots in Bristol.

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