- 6 Jun 2005
The prime minister and the Duchess of Cambridge are among those paying tribute to the 33-year-old.
What the BBC aren't (yet?) reporting is the poor behaviour by police which is readily available on social media, such as:Although the evening vigil at Clapham Common was cancelled, people still gathered at its bandstand to lay flowers and pay their respects throughout the day.
Sisters Uncut, which campaigns to prevent violence against women, said it planned to attend the Clapham vigil despite the organisers' cancellation.
Women being snatched by police at the vigil for Sarah Everard. Shameful, shameful scenes.
Here are some excellent observations (as always) from Adam Wagner:
Police have a legal duty under the human rights act to facilitate lawful protest. They knew that whatever they did people would be there. But rather than being seen to lose face as they had interpreted the law wrong (that protest is automatically unlawful), they doubled down
Yet again the police have been caught behaving in a disgraceful manner; they appear to be trying to turn the public against them as much as possible.
We do NOT consent!
If there are any police officers reading this, please talk to your Unions, please talk to your commanding officers, and please urge that the force stops behaving in such a disgraceful manner.
I would hugely respect any officer who threatens to resign over police behaviour during this pandemic. If I worked for an organisation that was acting in such a way, I would be threatening to resign, for sure.