Police say dozens arrested, 10 officers injured at ‘Kill the Bill’ protest in central London on Saturday. Police describe the event as a “policing operation.” Protests in the UK over proposed legislation would give police more authority in restricting public protests.
Demonstrators on Saturday marched and gave speeches while holding signs with slogans such as ‘Kill the Bill,’ referring to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The proposed legislation would give police more authority in restricting public protests, supposedly to avoid rioting and destruction to property.
Critics believe the “draconian” bill is a thinly-veiled crackdown on the freedom of assembly, which has already been de-facto heavily restricted by the tough British Covid-19 regulations.
It was also revealed that 10 officers had sustained injuries “during the operation,” but none of them has been serious.