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Police Bill 2021


How workers battled to kill the bill in 1971

11 April 2021
In 1971, workers fought against an authoritarian Tory law, chanting, ‘Kill The Bill’. Isabel Ringrose argues we need the same spirit of militancy to kill the Tory police bill today

To kill the bill, protests must continue to grow

05 April 2021
The police are taking their revenge on people who have joined Kill The Bill protests.

Protests at new level as thousands march across Britain against police bill

03 April 2021
From London to Glasgow, from Weymouth to Newcastle, protesters poured on to the streets

Why are Travellers, Roma and Gypsies oppressed?

03 April 2021
While the Tories are ramming through a police bill that will make life harder for Travellers, Roma and Gypsies, Labour are scapegoating them ahead of local elections.

Anger as police action at Clapham Common is deemed to have been ‘justified’

30 March 2021
A "watchdog"—in truth a tame servant—has found the Metropolitan Police “acted appropriately” at the vigil held for Sarah Everard in Clapham Common earlier this month.

How to join the Kill The Bill protests on 2, 3, 4 April

30 March 2021
A list of some of the protests set for the Easter holiday

Key issues in the fight against the police bill

29 March 2021
With protests growing around Britain, Isabel Ringrose looks at what’s at stake—and what we can do

Thousands protest across Britain after third night of police violence in Bristol

27 March 2021
Big marches against the Tories' police bill took place in towns and cities across Britain.

Tories’ new clampdowns go beyond threat to protests

27 March 2021
The easing of lockdown measures will be met with the Tories ramping up repression. Home secretary Priti Patel is ready to unleash a raft of measures that scapegoat the most oppressed and clampdown on opposition

Bristol police on the rampage against protesters for the second time in three days

24 March 2021
Riot cops attacked a peaceful protest on College Green in the centre of the city

Unite to smash the system of the real thugs

23 March 2021
There is a minority group of thugs in Britain that spread violence and misery. It consists of the Tories and the police.

Pepper spray, dogs, batons and horses—police were the real thugs in Bristol

22 March 2021
The establishment has reacted with horror to the furious protest that erupted in Bristol on Sunday. Around 5,000 people joined a demonstration against the new Tory police bill that would make it much harder for people to protest.

‘We’ll unite to kill Tory police bill,’ vow activists from across movements

18 March 2021
A call to unite and resist the Tories’ protest-smashing Police Bill went out from an online meeting

We need ‘serious disruption’ to kill Tory police bill

17 March 2021
MPs have taken another step towards making it much harder for people to protest in Britain.

Thousands take to streets as MPs clear way for protest-smashing Police Bill

16 March 2021
Chants of “Kill the Bill” rang out in Parliament Square on Tuesday night. Thousands of people took to the streets against a new assault on the right to protest—as well as sexism and the police.

Fury on streets over violence against women and Tory police bill

14 March 2021
Rage against the sexist system returned to the streets on Sunday as around 4,000 people protested in central London

Tories’ draconian police bill will ensure many more repeats of Clapham Common

14 March 2021
What happened on Clapham Common on Saturday evening will be repeated, but more often and with more brutality if a new bill goes through parliament.

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