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EDL And Naked Bike Ride In Bristol Cause Surreal Scenes

Don't ever change Bristol.

05/06/2016 17:27 | Updated 05 June 2016
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A heavy police presence as a small group of people attend a far right anti-refugee demonstration at College Green in Bristol.

The far-right group failed to summon much support and estimates of their number ranged from around 18-20. 

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A small group of people attend the far right anti-refugee demonstration at College Green.

Opposing them were a far larger group of anti-facist demonstrators who gathered bearing signs saying "refugees welcome here" and "fuck off Nazis". 

It wasn't all well-behaved and police did have to intervene to keep the two groups apart. 

But this is Bristol and there was no way the city was going to let its weekend be remembered for a tiny gathering of the far-right South West Infidels branch of the EDL.

Which is why even more people took part in and supported this in another part of town...

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Around 250 people bared all and cycled through Bristol after meeting in the appropriately monikered Full Moon Pub. 

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Don't ever change Bristol.

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