An exhibition by Tom Whitson documenting the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill (Kill the Bill) protests.

The people of Bristol have a proud tradition of protesting against wrongs and standing up for rights. Between March 2021 and January 2022, many Bristolians took to the streets to protest against the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill. Despite these protests and elsewhere, the government passed the bill in April 2022. It is now law.


I hope in documenting these tense, often traumatic, but also positive and affirming protests, my photos can help keep the conversation going about how, as a community, we can resist the closing down of our freedoms, and continue to find ways to speak out and stand up for our rights.

– Tom Whitson

Location: The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG 

Dates: 20th July - 15th August 2022



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