Travellers, gypsies, and squatters gathered in London on Wednesday (July 7) to protest against a new government bill which, if passed, will criminalise trespass with the intention to reside. The Kill the Bill protest turned into scuffles after one protester was arrested for unknown reasons on Whitehall which led to demonstrators trying to block the road. If the new bill passes, roadside camps could result in the seizure of vehicles, larger fines and the potential for prison time, affecting the lives of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities, as well as people sleeping rough.
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