Mutant Dance party report
By penelope pitstop – Monday July 20 2002
Excellent party, shame about the performance from the police. A totally brutal and un-called for attack on party people.
We were treated like hooligans and unnecessary violence was applied by the police. To much to their disappointment many people did not retaliate against them with violence therefore they had to try and taunt us to respond.
I myself was hit in the face with an officers shield whilst trying to help a friend up from the floor who had been bashed down by a male officer, as she tried to pick up her bag from the floor the officer repeatedly forced his shield into her. I have bruising to my nose and elbow from trying to get away from him.
I have responded to the Bristol Evening Posts article inour defense and hopefully they will not distort my story in anyway. They are VERY interested in our point of view and our feelings on the subject.
Should anyone else who was injured or would like to add their point of view please contact the Bristol Evening Post.