BLACK Lives Matter Taunton (BLM) and Extinction Rebellion Youth (XR Youth) are holding a joint protest in Taunton today.
The event is set to take place at the Market House from 12pm to 2pm.
The protest has been organised after Kill The Bill protesters called for a National Weekend of Action over the Easter bank holiday weekend – and many protests are taking place in towns all over the UK.
The demonstrations are against the Government’s Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill, which criminalises protests deemed a “public nuisance”.
“The bill allows the police the power to determine where, when and how citizens can protest institutional systemic violence, a concerning motion away from justice.”