Letter: Eyewitness accounts of how a rally against the Criminal Justice Bill turned into a riot

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Sir: No doubt you will be inundated with letters regarding Sunday's protest against the Criminal Justice Bill, but in the light of the acrimonious exchanges regarding the apportioning of blame for the disturbances, I thought you might find it interesting that, as trouble flared, two of my friends at the demonstration witnessed 'anarchists' in black balaclavas retrieving crowbars (presumably for the levering-up of paving stones) and half-bricks previously concealed in piles of leaves in the central reservation of Park Lane.

Yours faithfully,

JOHN BELL

London, NW11

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