HUNDREDS of people are expected to gather in another Kill the Bill protest in Brighton tomorrow.

The demonstration which is set to take place at 1pm in The Level, is part of a “national weekend of action" across the country.

Earlier this month, crowds marched through the city in a public display of opposition to the government's new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill.

The controversial bill looks to increase the maximum penalty for criminal damage of less than £5,000 to a memorial from three months to ten years’ imprisonment, the same maximum sentence for non-sexual child abuse.

It would also grant police additional powers to restrict protests by imposing start and finish times and setting noise limits.

These limitations could be applied to a protest involving a single person.

As hundreds marched through the city on April 3, one woman was arrested after blocking the A259 in Brighton, at the junction with Madeira Drive.

Protests also staged a sit-in under the Jubilee Clocker Tower, which disrupted bus services that got stuck on North Street for more than 30 minutes.

Passengers abandoned their journeys as drivers were forced to find an alternative route to avoid the city centre.

The Argus: Hundreds gathered outside Brighton Police station at previous 'Kill the Bill' protests Hundreds gathered outside Brighton Police station at previous 'Kill the Bill' protests

Ahead of the demonstration, Brighton and Hove Buses wrote on Twitter: "We're aware of a possible 'Kill The Bill' protest due to take place in Brighton on Saturday, April 17, starting from The Level.

"At this stage, we cannot confirm details of the route nor how this will affect services.

"Please check here for updates."

Some lockdown rules were eased on Monday, meaning “Covid-secure protests or picketing” are now permitted.

According to the coronavirus guidance issued by the government, protests can go ahead “where the organiser has taken the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment.”

Before the rule change, organisers of gatherings involving more than 30 people faced £10,000 fines.