LIVE updates: ‘Kill the Bill’ protesters gather in Manchester city centre

Protesters have gathered in Manchester city centre this afternoon as part of a ‘Kill the Bill’ demonstration.

Campaigners have turned out in St Peter’s Square for the protest today (Saturday).

A range of different groups have joined to protest against the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which proposes to give police in England and Wales more power to impose conditions on non-violent protests.

Many of the campaigners have placards and banners.

Police have been pictured at the scene.

The demonstrators are set to march through the city, a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion said.

Another protest in relation to the Kazakhstan government is also being held in St Peter’s Square this afternoon.

Follow our live blog below for the latest updates on these protests.

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