Four people deny wrongdoing after public disorder following a Kill the Bill protest in Bristol.
On March 21 a peaceful protest against the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, turned ugly when it was hijacked by troublemakers, Bristol Crown Court has heard.
Protesters let off fireworks, threw missiles at police, set a police van on fire and smashed the windows of Bridewell police station.
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Riot police moved in and there was a series of appeals to trace the perpetrators.
Today (August 24, 2021) four people attended court charged with riot and are due to go before separate juries next year.
Kadeem Yarde, 23, of Moreton Park Road in Bideford, pleaded not guilty.
His case was adjourned for an estimated three day trial starting on May 3.
Callum Davies, 23, of Bradstone Road in Winterbourne, pleaded not guilty.
His case was adjourned for a trial due to start on May 16.
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Fleur Moody, 25, of Albany Road in Montpelier, pleaded not guilty.
Her case was adjourned for a trial due to start on May 23.
Gopal Clarke, 23, of Regent Street in Kingswood, pleaded not guilty.
His case was adjourned for a trial due to start on June 6.
Arthur Lazarus, 22, of Tregenver Road in Falmouth, Cornwall, was also due to attend to face a charge of riot on March 21 but has Covid symptoms, the court heard.
His case was adjourned until September 9.
Judge James Patrick released all defendants on bail.
He warned them if they failed to attend for trial proceedings could be heard in their absence.