Protesters across England and Wales ‘stand in solidarity’ to try and Kill the Bill

Protesters outside Brighton police station
Peadar O'Cearnaigh

On 21 March, thousands of people took to the streets of Bristol to protest against the Tory Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The Canary was there on the ground and gave the protests extensive coverage. The protests continued for days afterwards.

And even though people protested peacefully in Bristol, they were met with some of the most disgusting examples of police brutality and violence ever witnessed in the UK. But despite police violence, people aren’t put off exercising their right to protest.

Because on 26 and 27 March, protesters came onto the streets of England and Wales again to try and ‘Kill the Bill’. Ordinary people are standing up to the Tories and their draconian legislation. And there will be no end until it’s overturned.

Taking it to the police

This weekend’s protests again appear to have been largely peaceful. Protesters marched through city centres, protested outside police stations, and peacefully occupied parts of the city. With all the protesters, the message was clear:

However, it wasn’t the same everywhere. Police used heavy-handed tactics to forcibly remove peaceful protesters in Manchester:

Organisers of this weekend’s protests showed solidarity with Bristol:

Protest for as long as necessary

Independent media outlets like The Canary will continue to give these protests the coverage they need. Because the mainstream simply can’t be trusted:

As long as Tories persist with authoritarian legislation, ordinary people will face it down.

Featured image via Twitter – Brighton Argus

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    1. I remember all too well, Tottenham court road on my way home about 10;30-11 am after a night shift. I inadvertently got ‘kettled’. Of course I approached a police officer, stupidly thinking they’d know the difference between someone who gave a f*** and those simply trying to get home…. Silly, silly me I was eventually cracked on the forehead and told to get back under threat of further baton strikes….. shortly after, knowing justice or recompense were futile, I left for Asia, vowing not to return until the totalitarian system and it’s figurehead were replaced by representation of the population…… I don’t know a living soul like the cretins parasitically attached to Westminster and Whitehall….Do you?

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