‘Very calm’ Kill the Bill protest in Guildford in pictures

The protest took place in Guildford during the bank holiday weekend.

A Kill the Bill protest has taken place in Guildford with around 35 people holding signs and chanting.

The demonstration and march was against the Government’s proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which is currently at the committee stage.

The bill includes Government proposals on crime in England and Wales, including changes such as putting more conditions on static protests.

This means protestors could be fined up to £2,500 if they don’t follow police directions while holding a placard, or chanting their views through a megaphone.

Surrey Police previously released a statement about the planned protest in Guildford town centre saying the force would “find the right balance between the rights of protestors and those of local residents and businesses”.

Surrey Police liaison officers were at the protest engaging with protesters.

Darren Pepe, photographer for Surrey Live, said: “There were around 35 people there. All very calm and chilled. Police liaison officers turned up and were very friendly.”

Chanting of “Whose streets? Our streets” rang out as the group marched.

See a selection of pictures from the protest below.

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