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Ryan Roberts – 14 year prison sentence

Ryan Roberts was sentenced on the 17th December 2021 at Bristol Crown Court to a total of 14 years in prison. He was convicted of riot and four counts of arson. Three of the sentences run consecutively and only one concurrently, hence the brutal sentence of 14 years. As it is over seven years, it means he has to do two thirds of the sentence. He will do just under a decade in prison.

The demonstration took place in March 2021 against the Police, Courts and Sentencing Bill. It was an outpouring of rage against the violence of the police. The crowd fought back after police officers attacked the crowd with batons and riot shields. Pepper spray was used indiscriminately, people were charged at with horses and hit over the head with batons and shields . The protesters fought back, seizing police riot shields, helmets and batons to defend themselves. By the end of the evening several police vehicles had been set on fire.

A growing number of people have been arrested and sentenced to prison, with more trials taking place throughout 2022.

The time is NOW for solidarity.

Please write to him at Ryan Roberts A5155EM HMP Bristol, Horfield, 19 Cambridge Road, Bristol. BS7 8PS

Or use emailaprisoner.com

Donate to the Kill the Bill Prisoner support fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ktb-prisoner-support-fund

Organise where you are and show he is not alone!

Urgent Demonstration for Ryan Roberts

Ryan Roberts is due to be sentenced for riot & arson after the kill the bill protests in Bristol.

Let’s show our solidarity with him and all KTB defendants and prisoners at Bristol Crown Court, Friday 17th December.

2pm – Pack the court to show Ryan he has our support and is not alone. Bring banners, friends, rage and noise!

Ryan is being sentenced tomorrow for his part in fighting back against police attacks at the Kill The Bill protest on 21st March in Bristol.

Expect more cheerleading for brutal cops and punitive, vengeful sentencing as an example to the rest of us, from Judge Patrick, in his enthusiasm for meting out maximum punishment and being a tool of the state.

We need to stand solid together in the face of escalating attacks and repression and show that our movements will not be broken or be defeated. Solidarity is our best defence.

Everyone in the court and out on the streets. ACAB. FTP.

Kill The Bill Prisoner Info

Writing to Prisoners

Writing to prisoners is one of the most important acts we can do to break the isolation that prisons enforce on people. It can make a huge difference to prisoners knowing that people on the outside are thinking of them.

You can do this via normal post sent directly to the prison or via the email a prisoner website – www.emailaprisoner.com

For more detailed info on how to write to prisoners and what to say we recommend checking out this zine created by Brighton ABC.

Kill The Bill Prisoner Addresses

Last updated: 1st Jan 2022

Sentenced

Ryan Roberts A5155EM
HMP Bristol, Horfield, 19 Cambridge Road, Bristol. BS7 8PS
14 years

Ben Rankin A1261AY
HMP Bristol, Horfield, 19 Cambridge Road, Bristol. BS7 8PS
5 years

Ryan Dwyer A4276AT
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
4 years 6 months

Brandon Lloyd A0806EE
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years 11 months

Callum Middleton A1817ET
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years 9 months

Kane Adamson A1103ER

HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL.
3 years 6 months.

Shaun Davies A4075ER
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years 6 months

Kain Simmonds A9381EQ
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years 3 months

William Houlton A1824ET
HMP Portland, 104 the Grove, Easton, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
3 years

Solidarity Noise Demonstrations outside HMP Eastwood Park & HMP Bristol

Our passion for freedom is stronger than the prison!

Last week people gathered outside HMP Eastwood park women’s prison to show solidarity with prisoners who have recently experienced increased levels of violence from prison guards. They chanted “you are not alone” and made noise so that the people inside could know that they are supported, and that the violence that they experience behind the prison walls will not go on unnoticed.

People also gathered and made noise at HMP Bristol to show solidarity with the prisoners and also let the recently convicted KTB prisoners know that they have support from the wider community, and that people are outraged at the harsh sentencing for those who went to protest against more police powers and tougher sentences.

Ways to support the Kill The Bill Protesters include sending letters, donating to the croudfunders and helping to change the narrative that this was mindless violence. What happened in Spring this year was not mindless violence it was a protest where protesters defended themselves and their comrades against police violence.

People gathered outside HMP Eastwood park with banners reading: “End police violence at Eastwood Park” and “Solidarity with Prisoners”
People gathered outside HMP Bristol with banners