Thousands gather in England and Wales over police legislation

London (AP) — Hundreds of people march on Saturday through central London and other cities in England and Wales to protest the British government’s plan to give police new powers to tackle demonstrations. Did.

Protesters walked past Buckingham Palace to the Capitol, just outside the Capitol. A circle of police laid himself around the statue of the wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the Capitol Square. The statue was polluted during last year’s anti-racist protest.

Protesters, including many who took anti-sexist placards and said, “Women are scared everywhere, police and government don’t care.” I passed the office of Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street.

The Metropolitan Police Department said the majority of people “tried to keep social distance” but “minorities” blocked the Capitol road.

“Executives are encouraging and encouraging them to move so that they can reopen the road,” he said.

Protests took place over the long weekends of Easter holidays, including Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle in northern England.

Demonstrators were angry with the conservative police, crime, sentencing and court bills currently passing parliament. Under the terms of the bill targeting England and Wales, police may ban or suspend protests.

Recent protests against the new law in Bristol, South West England, have led to widespread violence, injuring police officers, damaging police stations and torturing police cars.

Separately, 27 police officers were injured and eight were arrested in a riot in Northern Ireland on Friday night. The reason behind the anxiety was unknown.

Northern Ireland police said 15 police officers were injured in Belfast after throwing stones, fireworks, flares, manhole covers and Molotov cocktails, primarily targeted by a crowd of young people. In Londonderry, 12 more police were injured after a young man threw stones, bottles, Molotov cocktails and fireworks.

Political leaders called for calm over the long Easter weekend. Northern Ireland’s first minister, Arlene Foster, urged young people to “don’t get confused.”