- Title: British 'Kill the Bill' protesters confront police at G7
- Date: 13th June 2021
- Summary: FALMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 13, 2021) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS PROFANITY*** PROTESTERS WITH BANNER READING (English): "PROTEST ANTI-TRESPASS. KILL THE BILL" MARCHING TOWARDS G7 MEDIA CENTRE POLICE LIAISON OFFICERS WATCHING PROTESTERS MARCHING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING POLICE OFFICERS STANDING OUTSIDE G7 MEDIA CENTRE POLICE OFFICERS WATCHING ON PROTESTER BANGING PAN SIGN READING (English): "KILL THE BILL. SINK THEIR SHIP" PROTESTERS WEARING FACE MASKS VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS WATCHING ON VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICER WATCHING ON FROM INSIDE MEDIA CENTRE PERIMETER POLICE OFFICERS STANDING OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTRE / PROTESTERS' BANNER IN FRONT OF POLICE POLICE OFFICER POLICE OFFICER STANDING NEAR BANNER AND PUTTING ON FACE MASK UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER SAYING (English): "We are living in a police state and they are taking away our rights to protest against it." POLICE HANDCUFFS SIGN READING (English): "DEFUND THE POLICE" / PROTESTER TURNING SIGN TO READ (English): "G7 POLICING Â£70,000,000+. DEFYING TOTALITARIANISM: PRICELESS" PROTESTER WAVING BLACK FLAG / POLICE OFFICER PROTESTER GESTURING THROUGH HOLE IN BANNER PROTESTERS POLICE OFFICERS STANDING IN FRONT OF BANNER POLICE OFFICER STANDING OUTSIDE G7 MEDIA CENTRE
- Embargoed: 27th June 2021 15:36
- Keywords: G7 Summit Kill the Bill demonstrations government law legislation protests
- Location: FALMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: FALMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,G7,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001EH8HUFB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:CONTAINS PROFANE LANGUAGE
Activists marched on the G7 Summit's media centre in Falmouth on Sunday (June 13), angered by a proposed law that would see the British government hand police extra powers to curb protests.
The "Kill the Bill" protest capped off three days of wide-ranging demonstrations in Cornwall, southwest England, where leaders from the world's Group of Seven nations have held their first summit in two years.
Similar "Kill the Bill" protests have taken part across the UK in recent months in response to the proposed Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.
The bill aims to toughen measures officers can take to disperse demonstrations, such as imposing time and noise limits, which campaigners and activists fear would be used to curb dissent.
The leaders of the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan met for a three-day summit in nearby Carbis Bay to discuss issues including climate change and the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations.
(Production: Will Russell, Ben Dangerfield)
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