14 people were arrested on Tuesday night at a second protest in Bristol.

Around 200 people attended the second protest on the first anniversary of the national lockdown.

Police dispersed the protestors after enforcing Covid-19 legislation.

Neighbouring forces were deployed again to end the protest that started on College Green– which began at 4pm – after efforts to encourage people to leave were unsuccessful.

Highly trained public order officers from Avon and Somerset, British Transport Police, Devon and Cornwall, Dorset, Dyfed Powys, Gloucestershire, Gwent and Wiltshire were deployed to move protestors on at 10pm.

Specialist police dog units, horses, the National Police Air Service and a police drone unit were also involved in the operation.

While many left the area, a significant number gathered on Deanery Road and refused to disperse.

A total of 14 people were arrested for offences including breaches of Covid-19 legislation and obstruction of a highway.

One of those detained were also arrested for offences connected with the violent disorder in the city on Sunday where 40 officers and one member of the media were assaulted after a peacful protest turned into a riot.

Chief Superintendent Claire Armes said: “Officers had engaged with protestors and asked them to disperse, but tents and a sound system were set up so it was abundantly clear they were intent on remaining at the location, in spite of legislation in place to protect public health.

“After the scenes of violence witnessed in the city at the weekend it was necessary to bring in additional resources from our neighbouring forces to ensure the protest was safely brought to a swift conclusion.

“Throughout the operation officers continued to urge protestors to move on – at no time were they contained – but there came a time when enforcement was necessary as gatherings are still not permitted.”

Ch Supt Armes added: “It’s disappointing that officers needed to take this action on a day we should be remembering all those who’ve lost their lives to COVID-19 over the past year.

“The communities of Bristol have made too many sacrifices and worked so hard to defeat this virus, it’s unacceptable for people to insult their efforts in this way.”

So far nine people have been arrested in connection with the riots on Sunday. Two people, a 20-year-old man and a man currently refusing to provide details, have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and are in custody.

Since launching a dedicated form for members of the public to supply footage was launched, police have received 210 submissions and a further 68 calls to their control room.

Ch Supt Carolyn Belafonte, who made an appeal on BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow, said: “As we said from the outset, this will be a substantial investigation which has the potential to be one of the largest in our history.

“The fact we’re investigating 40 assaults on officers and a member of the media as the result of one incident shows the scale of wanton disorder which took place that night.

“Through painstaking work to examine more than two terabytes worth of digital footage, we believe we’re making clear progress to identify those responsible and anticipate further images will be released soon to the online gallery we’ve set up.

“One of the people we believe we’ve already identified is a suspect in the fire which destroyed a mobile community police station.

“We’d like to thank every member of the public who’s got in touch to provide footage, information or to pass on their well-wishes and kind thoughts.”

Anyone who has information which can help us identify any of the people in the images is asked to call 101 and let the call handler know you’re phoning about Sunday’s incident, quoting the letter associated with the person/ people.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.