Our statement condemning police brutality at the vigil for Sarah Everard

We are appalled by the scenes of police brutality at last night’s Clapham Vigil to remember Sarah Everard.

It is sickening and disturbing to see this use of force against women gathering in solidarity to peacefully mourn and oppose male violence against women.

We echo Reclaim These Streets in condemning the Metropolitan Police for failing to work with them to ensure a safe vigil and instead choosing to put women’s lives at risk.

We extend our support and solidarity to Sisters Uncut who have spoken out against the intimidation and violence used by the police.

The statement from the Metropolitan Police about their policing of the vigil is deeply disappointing and fails to acknowledge or take any responsibility for their heavy-handed approach.

We stand with all those demanding accountability for the failed senior leadership decision-making and actions of officers at the vigil.

We will not be silenced.

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