Four arrests at Sarah Everard vigil on Clapham Common
Women had gathered to pay their respects
Four people were arrested on Saturday evening at Clapham Common during an unofficial vigil for Sarah Everard.
To mourn the horrific death of 33-year-old Everard, who was abducted and killed last week, women gathered in large numbers to pay their respects and peacefully demonstrate in solidarity.
The official vigil, planned by Reclaim These Streets, had been cancelled after police could not come to an agreement with the organisers, who then urged people to stay home after being threatened with £10k fines.
Four people were arrested amid the clashes with police, who were filmed aggressively handling peaceful protestors.
🔴LIVE: Women protesters are violently snatched by Police
PROTEST FOR WOMEN SAFETY - Clapham Common | London
Watch now: https://t.co/qe8Hc0q6xi#LIVE #Livestream #London #SarahEverard #Freedom #ReclaimTheStreets #Women #WomenSafety #arrest #violentarrest #violentpolice #Violence pic.twitter.com/RwBop2MsHf
— Subject Access (@SubjectAccesss) March 13, 2021
We were legal observing for @blkprotestlegal this evening & the level of police violence was immense. They threatened @g__ferris & I with arrest + violently arrested 3 young women. People came here to remember the lives lost to male & police violence, and ended up subjected to it https://t.co/nUeeqxURkm
— Zehrah Hasan (@zedhas3) March 13, 2021
A serving police officer has been charged with the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard.
Women chant “arrest your own” at police officers breaking up Sarah Everard vigil pic.twitter.com/efwgGuYtk3
— Oli Dugmore (@OliDugmore) March 13, 2021
Lambeth police tweeted at 7:21pm: "The gathering is unsafe. Hundreds of people are tightly packed together in breach of the regulations and risking public health.
"We are urging people to go home and we thank those who have been engaging with officers and who are leaving."
The gathering at #ClaphamCommon is unsafe. Hundreds of people are tightly packed together in breach of the regulations and risking public health.
We are urging people to go home and we thank those who have been engaging with officers and who are leaving.#ReclaimTheseStreets
— Lambeth Police | Central South BCU (@LambethMPS) March 13, 2021