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“Kill the Bill.” More than a hundred detainees in London in protests against police powers

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More than a hundred people were detained in London, UK, while demonstrating against the increased powers for the police.

More than a hundred people have been detained in London while demonstrating against the British government’s proposed increase in police powers, officials said on Sunday.

In several cities in the United Kingdom, thousands of people demonstrated against the proposal of the Police Law, Crimes, Sentences and Courtsfollowing the sloganKill the Bill”(“ Kill the Law ”).

According to the police, most of the protests were peaceful and most of the protesters kept their physical distance, but some people caused disturbances and were arrested for violent contempt, attacks on police and violation of the restrictions in force because of the covid-19.

At least ten police officers suffered minor injuries, according to the authorities.

The bill was intended to give more powers to the police in England and Wales to suppress peaceful demonstrations if they find them too loud or understand that they cause some kind of disturbance.

A demonstration against the legislative proposal in Bristol, south-west England, degenerated into violence, with wounded policemen, a damaged police station and burned-out police cars.

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