OXFORD has once again been the centre for protests against a controversial crime bill.

A ‘Kill the Bill’ protest took place in the city yesterday afternoon, with approximately 50 to 100 demonstrators taking part.

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will make it easier for police to ban or shut down peaceful protests if they are considered too disruptive or likely to lead to disorder.

Earlier this month, hundreds of protestors marched through the city from Bonn Square to the St Aldates police station and Oxford Crown Court.

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Yesterday’s event was slightly more subdued.

Witness John Welsby was in Oxford when he came across the protest in Bonn Square.

He said: “It was a glorious day with a lot of people out anyway.

“There was a very good attendance at the demonstration – these sorts of things are good as they’re pretty peaceful.

Oxford Mail: Kill the Bill protestors in Oxford. Picture: John WelsbyKill the Bill protestors in Oxford. Picture: John Welsby

“There was a lot of colour around and everyone had quite a lot to say.

“Oxford is an important centre for this sort of thing, with the university being here and the student population.”

Further protests took place across the country, including in London, Brighton, Bristol, Newcastle and Sheffield.