Four arrests at Sarah Everard vigil on Clapham Common 8 months ago

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.

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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.

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A serving police officer has been charged with the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard.

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.

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"We are urging people to go home and we thank those who have been engaging with officers and who are leaving."

 

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