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!