The proposed bill would give police extra time to reduce protests, such as imposing time and word limits.
Hundreds of protesters marched and rallied across Britain as part of a “national weekly” campaign against the proposed new law, which would give police extra power to quell protests.
Police, crime, punishment and court will bill Strict measures Authorities opposed the protest with all available police forces, special services and the army. “
There have been sporadic protests since the bill was brought before Parliament last month, particularly in Bristol in south-west England, where protesters turned violent with officers and set fire to bricks, glass bottles and police cars at a police station.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has criticized what he called “disrespectful attacks” on officers, but protesters have accused police of using heavy-handed tactics.
Speaking at a rally in London on Saturday, Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan said, “Many, many parties are angry with this bill.”
“There are a number of provisions in this bill that have taken people to the streets – not just in London, but above and below England. It’s being called the National Week of the program, “he added.
On Saturday, the Climate Change Group Extinction Rebellion (XR) and Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement joined other activists for “Bill Mere” rallies in London and other cities and towns, including Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Brighton.
“The government wants to reduce protests – especially BLM and XR – that’s the bill. We want discipline in this bill to cancel the protests, “said Mark Duncan, with more than London00 people marching in central London, playing ums and chanting.
The move comes in the wake of protests in parts of London by the extinct uprising in early 2012, calling for some measures to be taken to give the police tougher power to prevent further obstruction.
Protests were not allowed during the coronavirus lockdown, but restrictions were relaxed this week, meaning organized rallies could proceed as “quid protected”.
In London, police warned that “the law will be enforced if necessary” in the interests of public health.
Some senior officials say the “kill the bill” tag was deliberately provocative because “Bill” is a nickname for Britain’s police.