POLICE IN LONDON CLASHED WITH MOURNERS AND PROTESTERS AS THEY GATHERED FO A VIGIL FOR A 33 YEAR OLD WOMAN KILLED BY A MALE POLICE OFFICER.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 15, 2021
Police in London have clashed with mourners and protesters after more than one thousand people gathered for a vigil for a thirty-three year old woman killed by a male Police officer, hours after he appeared in court.
Sarah Everard’s disappearance as she walked home on the evening of March three has led to a wave of accounts from Women about the dangers of walking on the streets alone at night and dismay at the failure of police and wider society to tackle this.
Earlier, yesterday, an impromptu memorial with flowers and candles sprang up around the bandstand on clapham common in SouthWest London, near where Everard was last seen alive.
Campaign groups had wanted to organize a formal vigil, but the head of London’s Metropolitan Police, Cressida Duk said any vigil would be unlawful and would be unsafe due to coronavious restrictions.
Metropolitan Police Assistance Commissioner, Helen Ball said four people were arrested for public order offences and breaches of the Health Protection Regulations.