Avon and Somerset Police have exclusively told us 14 complaints have been made to the force following the violence in Cheltenham Road last Thursday.
Following the violence last Thursday, we had received reports of people being caught up in the trouble outside of the Tesco Express store.
Rimas Molis was walking through Cheltenham Road after a few drinks with a friend. He is one of those that have officially complained. He told us: "My friend was writing a text on his mobile phone, and the next thing we knew a police officer hit the phone out of his hand with a baton, and it broke his thumb.
"I moved in with my arm up to try and protect him shouting 'stop, stop hitting him', and I sustained a few injuries too. We took about eight blows each.
He added: "We were trying to make our way out of the area, and then that happened.
"I know there are countless cases, hopefully we can have this investigated and this won't happen again because Stokes Croft is a great area."
14 complaints are said to be over the police operation itself and five have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Meanwhile, a 20-year-old has been remanded in custody after appearing at Bristol Magistrates Court earlier.
Joseph Foster, of no fixed address, is charged with having an article with intent to destroy property.