Kill The Bill protesters plan a weekend protest in Brighton Brighton News

Hundreds of people are expected to rally in another Kill the Bill protest in the city this weekend.

The protest is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday 29 May at Level, Brighton.

Earlier this month, crowds marched through the city to publicly demonstrate their opposition to the government’s new police, crime, sentencing and court bill.

The Argus: The event will take place on Saturday at Level, BrightonThe protest will take place on Saturday at The Level, Brighton

A poster for this weekend’s protest read: “The b ******* in Parliament pass new law giving cops more power to abuse.

“We say no.”

The controversial bill seeks to increase the maximum penalty for criminal damages from less than £ 5,000 at a memorial from three months to ten years in prison, the same maximum penalty for non-sexual child abuse.

It would also give police additional powers to restrict protests by imposing start and end times and setting noise limits.

These limitations could apply to a protest involving a single person.

It is these projects in particular that have attracted much criticism, with many claiming that they represent a violation of freedom of expression and the right to protest peacefully.

The protest scheduled for this weekend follows a large-scale protest by the group that took place on May 1.

The event coincided with International Workers’ Day, which is historically celebrated by trade unionists who have campaigned for human rights for hundreds of years.

Speakers from organizations such as Brighton and Hove Trades Council, Brighton and Hove Stand Up to Racism, unions, community groups and campaign groups address the crowd.

About 300 to 500 people were in attendance, including Lloyd Russell Moyle, MP for Brighton Kemptown.

He told the assembled crowd he opposed the “spy cops” bill, which he said would allow undercover agents investigating left-wing groups and unions to break the law with impunity. .

A statement was also read on behalf of Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas of the Green Party.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-26 11:00:00