Arrests made at London protest over policing powers and vigil

Protests around bill have become entwined with those in response to the death of Sarah Everard

Police made arrests on Monday night after hundreds of people who had gathered to oppose the passage of a new policing bill and to highlight violence against women marched through central London.

The police, crime, sentencing and courts bill, which had its second reading on Monday afternoon, has been criticised by civil society groups as “an attack on some of the most fundamental rights of citizens”. It will give new powers to police to control protests and impose stiff sentences for rule-breakers.

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