ACTIVISTS will take to the streets again today in protest against a controversial policing bill.

Kill the Bill campaigners are set to meet at Victoria Gardens in Brighton at 12.30pm to demonstrate against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill, to coincide with a House of Commons debate today.

Protesters say they are doing a "a walking tour of police brutality" and heading to specific spots in the city where acts of violence are alleged to have taken place by police officers.

These include Victoria Gardens, where police held down and handcuffed a woman at vigil for Sarah Everard in March.

Some criticised the force for its “heavy-handed” approach after a video emerged of the incident.

A spokeswoman for the Kill the Bill Brighton said: "The people of Brighton and Hove will continue to protest and oppose the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill until it is thrown out of parliament.

"We oppose this bill because it is a huge threat to all our communities and to our civil liberties. If this bill passes it will give police officers unprecedented powers and effectively end the right to protest in the UK.

"The people of our city will not accept this authoritarian posturing from Boris Johnson’s government.

"We stand against the policing bill, against police brutality, against the carceral state, against misogyny and racism - and to demand a future where we all have the right to protest, a future where we are all safe."

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill would mean police officers could place more restrictions on protests, including start and finish times and noise limits.

These conditions would apply to a single person staging a protest, as well as groups.

Demonstrators refusing to comply could be fined up to £2,500, under the proposals.

Currently police have to show that a protest could cause "serious public disorder, serious damage to property or serious disruption to the life of the community" in order to place restrictions on a protest.

In addition, damage to memorials, including statues, could lead to up to ten years in prison.

The government has said the the proposed legislation would allow the police to take a “more proactive approach” to managing “highly disruptive” protests deemed to cause a public disturbance.

The bill has sparked widespread protests across the country since its introduction to Parliament, with violent scenes in Bristol earlier this year.