“Kill the bill”: Hundreds across Britain protest against proposed policing law — in photos - Government Jobs

“Kill the bill”: Hundreds across Britain protest against proposed policing law — in photos

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Hundreds in London and several cities across England and Wales rallied in “kill the bill” protests on Saturday against a proposed law that would broaden police authority for regulating demonstrations, according to Reuters.

Why it matters: Opponents of the bill say it could be used to curb dissent and individual freedoms and could excuse heavy-handed tactics used by police to break up peaceful protests.

People during a protest in Bristol in March bombarded officers and a police station with bricks and glass bottles and set police vehicles on fire, according to CNN.

But police have also been criticized for using excessive force against protesters, including at a vigil held in London last month for Sarah Everard, whose body was found in March after she disappeared. Wayne Couzens, a London police officer, has been charged with the suspected abduction and murder of Everard.

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