A GROUP of protesters have taken to the streets.

Kill The Bill and Extinction Rebellion supporters took part in a march through Brighton on Saturday, January 8.

The procession began at 1.30pm made its way through the city, including Valley Gardens, London Road and Brighton Open Market.

The main part of the protest was at Brighton Police Station.

According to Kill The Bill Brighton, the march was organised by the local Extinction Rebellion universities branch.

In a statement released on Twitter on Friday, Kill The Bill Brighton said: “Noise making items have been recommended as equipment to bring.

“We’d also recommend wearing a mask for Covid, and identity safety.”

Protesters carried signs with various messages, including “Kill the policing bill, protesting is our power” and “our protest rights = our democracy”.

There group were also accompanied by a band, which was led by a man wearing a backpack with the Extinction Rebellion logo on.

Other signs included phrases like “say no to a police state”.

Last month, a bank was targeted by Extinction Rebellion members for its investments into fossil fuels.

The protesters took to the steps of Barclays Bank in North Street, Brighton, holding signs reading "Our house is on fire" and "People or Profit".

In August, a huge Kill The Bill March took place in Brighton city centre.

Demonstrators marched through the city in opposition to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

A month earlier, hundreds of people took to the streets in protest against the bill.  

Demonstrators gathered at the Level in Brighton and then marched through the city.  

Campaigner Eben Lazarus, who took part in July’s march, previously said: "The message we are trying to get across is plain and simple: the people of the United Kingdom will not tolerate Priti Patel's Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. 

"The UK is a democracy with a rich history of protests, and this Bill simply doesn't align with the democratic values of our nation." 

Another campaigner Megan De Meo said: "We stand against the policing bill, against police brutality, against the carceral state, against misogyny and racism — and demand a future where we all have the right to protest, a future where we are all safe.” 

The PCSC Bill was designed to introduce new police powers and review the rules around crime and justice.  

It proposes wide-ranging police powers when it comes to protests, such as the ability to impose conditions on any protest which is deemed to be disruptive to the local community and up to 10 years in prison for damaging memorials, such as statues. 

Other new measures include increased jail sentences for assaults on emergency workers and child murderers.