Bristol protests: Demonstrators march for NHS worker injured in racially aggravated hit-and-run attack

Bristol protests: Demonstrators march for NHS worker injured in racially aggravated hit-and-run attack

Crowds have descended on Bristol in protest after a young NHS worker was seriously injured in a racially aggravated hit-and-run. Dozens gathered on Monks Park Avenue in Bristol, where the victim was attacked on July 22. The 21-year-old, who wishes only to be referred to as K or Kdogg, the name he uses when performing music – just finished a shift at nearby Southmead Hospital. He was walking to the bus stop while listening to Stormzy through his headphones when the incident took place at about 4.30pm. On Sunday, people gathered on the street holding placards reading Black Lives Matter, No Justice, No Peace and Kdogg. They marched down the road and around the surrounding area, before speeches were made where the incident took place. Protesters then placed their placards at the spot where K was injured, where damage is still visible to a wall that was struck by the vehicle. One of the organisers said: “We had a protest to stand up and say what happened to young K isn’t acceptable. “I contacted him the day that I found out about what happened and we spoke a few days later. “He was really overwhelmed by all the support and he gave us the go ahead for this protest. “When we first started today there were probably about 30 of us and by the end, there were people who stopped their cars and joined us. “We need people to see us, understand us and then join us so to see that happening today in ...
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