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Hundreds gather in Kent town in ‘Kill the Bill’ protest

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Original article from Kent Live

Hundreds of people have turned out in Folkestone for the ‘Kill the Bill’ protest.

The protest started at The Leas at 1pm and moved around the town today (Saturday, April 3).

It is the latest in a series of protests across the country against the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – which gives police greater powers to stop protests.

Pictures showed hundreds of people with signs and banners as they walked through the streets of Folkestone.

As well as the Kent coast, protests have taken place in London, Brighton and Oxford to name just a few.

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The protesters walked through the town and stopped outside Folkestone Police Station and the bandstand.

One sign said: "Defending my kids' rights to peaceful protest."

Another said: "We stand with Bristol"

Protesters outside Folkestone Police station

That's in reference to the first protest in Bristol back in March which descended into violence.

However images from the scene in Folkestone suggested that things remained calm and peaceful at the protest this afternoon.

The vast majority of those protesting were masked up.

The controversial police and crime would ban residing on any private or public land in vehicles without permission where they are causing "significant disruption, distress or harm to local communities"

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