Kill the Bill protest: Man charged over police officer assaults

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Avon and Somerset Police said items were thrown at officers after the peaceful protest had finished

A man has been charged with five counts of assaulting five police officers after the latest Kill the Bill protest in Bristol.

Christian Jackson, 35, of Jamaica Street, Bristol, was arrested on Saturday and charged on Sunday.

He was released on bail to appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court on 15 July.

Police said items were thrown at officers by a group which gathered outside a High Street property after a peaceful protest had ended.

About 200 protesters had earlier marched from College Green to the start of the M32, where police blocked their path.

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