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New footage of second Stokes Croft riot released

New footage of last month's violent disturbance in Stokes Croft, Bristol, has been released.

Avon and Somerset Police want to identify individuals pictured throwing bricks at officers in the early hours of 29 April.

It came a week after a night of protests during which a Tesco Express store was damaged.

That riot began after officers raided a nearby squat because they feared the shop was to be petrol bombed.

About 300 demonstrators were embroiled in running battles with police on 21 and 22 April.

More than 160 officers from Avon and Somerset Police and neighbouring forces were involved in the operation. Eight police officers were injured during the clashes.

The second protest took place in Stokes Croft a week later, on the night before the Royal Wedding.

It started peacefully, but turned violent. Officers and protesters were injured after rocks and missiles were thrown.

Avon and Somerset Police have already arrested 45 people in connection with the disturbances.

Nine people have been charged with offences relating to violent disorder.

Update 26 May 2011: The video referred to in this story has been removed from the page because of copyright issues.

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