Newcastle protest LIVE: 'Kill the Bill' campaigners gather in city centre for rally

Newcastle protest LIVE: 'Kill the Bill' campaigners gather in city centre for rally

'Kill the Bill’ protesters are gathering in Newcastle city centre this weekend for a day of action against the Government’s controversial new crime bill. Demonstrators will congregate at Grey's Monument on Saturday January 15 to respond to plans to push ahead with new laws that would give police in England and Wales more power to impose conditions on non-violent protests, including those deemed too noisy or a nuisance. The static rally, starting at 12pm, will show resistance before the House of Lords has its final vote on the bill on Monday. Our reporter, Katie Anderson, will be at the scene providing us with all the latest updates from the protest. You can also follow her on Twitter here. You can follow our live blog below for all the latest updates …
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