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British Police Arrest Women at Peaceful Vigil for Murder Victim Sarah Everard

HeadlineMar 15, 2021

In Britain, outrage is mounting after London police forcibly and aggressively broke up a vigil with thousands of mourners Saturday evening in memory of Sarah Everard, a woman who was kidnapped and killed earlier this month. A police officer has been charged in her murder. This is a mourner at Clapham Common, where a memorial has been set up near where Everard was last seen.

Emily Wraith: “This has affected every woman across the country. What it has done is it’s kicked up every single thing that’s ever happened to us. And as a collective, we needed to come together to be able to grieve that as a process. And basically, the police robbed us of our human right for collective grief.”

This comes as British lawmakers are considering a bill to give police greater authority to crack down on protests. The minority Labour Party has vowed to oppose the new law.

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