Kill the Bill Protest held in Manchester City Centre

It took place in St Peter’s Square

A #KillTheBill Protest took place last night in St Peter’s Square in Manchester’s City Centre.

The march was “protesting against the new ‘Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill’; protesting for the human right to protest and have our voices heard”.

It has been reported that hundreds of people were in attendance, with students too, taking to the streets to protest their refusal as to being silenced.

Student Izzy Smitheman tweeted: “Today Manchester said #killthebill – our right to protest will not be silenced. What we are seeing is dangerous but not unexpected – the police and Tories feel threatened! Now more than ever get out and protest the #PoliceCrackdownBill”.

However, it was reported that police were called as soon as it had even started at 5pm and that most people had left by 6pm.

Feature image credit to: Lizzie Rose 

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