John Apter – 2021 Comments on Violent Protest in Bristol

The comments made by John Apter, the National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, on 21 March 2021.

This is not about protecting the right to protest, it’s violent criminality from a hardcore minority who will hijack any situation for their own aims. My colleagues, some of whom are now in hospital face the brunt of that hatred. Thoughts remain with my colleagues in Bristol.