Eddie Mitchell

Brighton 'Kill the Bill' protest: In pictures

'Kill the Bill' protesters in Brighton marched through the city against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill yesterday (March 27).

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 12:46 pm

A protest involving a gathering of around 1,800 people gathered at The Level in Brighton on Saturday from about 4.30pm.

Police have said the crowd began marching towards the city centre at 5pm and a significant number of protesters congregated outside Brighton Police Station in John Street in front of a police cordon.

A smaller group of protesters moved around the city, causing some minor travel disruption, until dispersing at around 9.30pm.

Detective Superintendent Juliet Parker, leading the operation, said: “This was initially a large gathering and the vast majority of people acted responsibly and engaged in peaceful demonstration.

"A smaller group of protesters remained in the city for several hours, congregating at times outside Brighton Police Station, and causing some traffic disruption.

“All of the officers policing the incident were specially trained and the event concluded without incident. We appreciate there was some disruption in the city and thank the local community for their patience and understanding.”

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