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Police and party goers clash after a Margaret Thatcher death street party got out of hand, April 9 2013. See SWNS story SWTHATCH; Six police were injured – one seriously – as violence erupted at a street party to ‘celebrate’ the death of Baroness Thatcher. Trouble flared after midnight when a 200-strong crowd refused police requests to peacefully disperse in Easton, Bristol. Officers donned riot gear and used shields and batons as they were pelted with bottles, cans and rubbish. Firecrews were called to tackle a series of bins which were set on fire by the mob and a police car was damaged by the flying missiles.

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