Tehran (IP) - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Sunday night referred to the recent crackdown in Bristol in the UK, hoping the event would not be ignored by the claimant of human rights.

Iran Press/Iran News: Saeed Khatibzadeh referred to the crackdown of the citizens of Bristol, saying: "Iran hopes the recent events in Britain's Bristol which has led to the severe suppression of the protesters by the police would not be neglected by those who claimed to be the defenders of the human rights and would be addressed seriously."

He highlighted: "We have always witnessed the interventionist interpretation of the British officials on the police behavior toward the protesters in other countries, however this time it was evident how much they care about the very basic rights of their own people and the excessive violence of people."

The British city of Bristol is currently the scene of a crackdown by the British security forces on protests against a bill to increase police powers.

Protests against the bill to increase the powers of the British police began last Sunday in Bristol.

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel have expressed their support for the police force while describing the protests against the bill to increase the power of police repression as a shameful event in the European country.

Dozens of people have been injured and detained during the protests.

The House of Commons recently voted in favor of a controversial government bill to increase police power to crack down on protesters.


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