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On International Workers' Day, protesters around the country are preparing to take to the streets for a third nationwide day of action against the Police and Crime Bill, and in Scotland for independence

This Saturday on 1 May, protesters will again mobilise across the country to both oppose the Police and Crime Bill and commemorate International Workers' Day. Our democratic rights have been won by the working class and the proposed expansion of police powers is an assault on them. The labour movement and the movement to Kill the Bill are inextricably linked and this weekend's protests will be a testament to that.

Download this poster to take with you to your nearest protest and/or to stick on your window: Colour / Black and White. You'll also find a pull out poster in Counterfire's April newspaper which will be available for free at a number of the protests.

Below is a list of protests that have been called so far. You can stay up to date and find out more from Kill the Bill: Instagram: @killthebill_official / Twitter: @kill_bill_uk / Email: [email protected]

In Scotland, there is a national day of action for independence with protests taking place in a number of towns and cities, listed below.

This weekend's actions will be part of gearing up to The People's Assembly's national demonstration on 26 June when restrictions will be lifted and we can all come together for a mass demonstration of resistance.

List of protests this weekend (you can find a map with the locations here):

Saturday 1 May:

Aberystwyth, Wales: Clock Tower, town square, 1pm
Bath: Bath Abbey Courtyard, 2pm
Birmingham: Victoria Square, 2pm
Brighton: The Level, 1pm
Bristol: Castle Park, 12pm and College Green, 5pm then march from 6pm
Cambridge: Parker's Piece, 1pm
Chichester: Priory Park, 12pm
Coventry: Broadgate, 1pm
Eastbourne: Hyde Gardens, 1pm
Edinburgh: The Meadows Pavillion, 3:30pm
Exeter: Bedford Square, 1pm
Harlow: Showground (Harlow Town Park), 2pm
Ipswich: High Street (leafleting), 1pm
Lancaster: Dalton Square, May Day march at 12pm and Kill the Bill march at 6pm
Leeds: Woodhouse Moor, 3pm
Liverpool: St George's Hall, 1:30pm
London: Trafalgar Square, 12pm
London: Windrush Square, Brixton, 8am
London: Elephant & Castle Park, 10am
London: Chase Green, Enfield, 3pm
Lowestoft, Suffolk: Lowestoft Shopping District, 12pm
Luton: Market Hill, 1pm
Manchester: St Peters Square, 4pm
Margate: Nayland Rock Shelter, 1pm
Newcastle: Monument, 1pm
Norwich: Norwich City Hall, 1pm
Oxford: Manzil Way Gardens, 3pm
Pembrokeshire, Wales: Picton Fields, 1pm
Plymouth: Charles Cross Police Station, 2pm
Portsmouth: Guildford Square, 12pm
Reading: Forbury Gardens, 2pm
Sheffield: Devonshire Green, 1pm
Shrewsbury: The Quarry, 1pm
Southampton: The Bargate, 12pm
Taunton: Great Western Hotel Car Park, 12pm
Winchester: Top of the high street, outside the police station, 1pm
York: York Minster, 1pm

Scotland protests for independence:

Aberdeen: St Nicholas Square, 12pm
Dundee: City Square, 12pm
Edinburgh: Scottish Parliament, 11am
Glasgow: George Square, 1pm
Kircaldy: High Street, 12pm

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