Fourteen people have been arrested following an anti-lockdown protest in Bristol.

Around 400 people gathered on College Green before marching through the city centre.

The protest, organised by Stand Up Bristol, contravened coronavirus restrictions which prohibit gatherings of more than two.

The majority of arrests were for breaches of the coronavirus regulations, with one man also arrested after an officer was assaulted.

Chief Inspector Mark Runacres of Avon and Somerset Police said: "While we understand the right to freedom of expression is an important part of our democracy, protests aren’t currently allowed under coronavirus regulations.

“And so unlike previous protests which have taken place during the pandemic, we couldn’t legally or morally facilitate today’s event.

“We warned the organisers repeatedly of the consequences should they press ahead with their plans, both in terms of the enforcement action we would take and the risk it presented in spreading COVID-19, but sadly they chose to ignore these.

“Knowing there was a possibility of the protest going ahead, a comprehensive policing plan was put in place and while officers initially looked to encourage people to leave the area it became clear enforcement action was necessary.”