They had come to remember a woman whose life was brutally cut short. But last night’s vigil for Sarah Everard is more likely to be remembered for the way the Metropolitan Police handled those paying their respects.
As the mountain of bouquets grew so did the number of people arriving in Clapham Common.
People demanding action on safety were arrested and removed. Today the Metropolitan Police Chief said her officers were right to take such action during what she called an ‘unlawful gathering’.
Yet more people have gathered today demanding increased protection for women.