In pictures: Newcastle’s Kill the Bill protest

Hundreds gathered on the streets of Newcastle on Sunday to make their voices head against the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Court bill. Ella Williams collates some photos from the afternoon

Ella Williams
22nd March 2021
An estimated 600-800 people attended the protest
Protesters gathered outside the Civic Centre after being moved on from Grey’s Monument
Masked up: some of the signs read “Priti little liar”, “Protect our protest”, “Women aren’t prey” and “Educate your son”
Loud booing and shouting can be heard as a policewoman enters the crowd. Chants of “arrest your own”
Two students arrive to lay flowers at Grey’s Monument, but are stopped by police officers. The policemen offer to lay the flowers for them, but the students refuse.
Protesters begin moving away from the Civic Centre
The crowd makes its way into Exhibition Park, chanting “Whose streets? Our streets”
Protesters in Exhibition Park
Protesters are seated as a speaker tearfully recalls her experiences as a woman
Flowers laid for Sarah Everard
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