Sarah Everard, 33, was discovered dead a week after going missing while walking home from a friend’s apartment.
In her death, a Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with kidnapping and murder. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, condemns the police actions at the vigil, which turned into a rally.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was one of the guests at the event. According to a spokeswoman for the UK Home Secretary, she has requested a full report on what happened at the rally. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, a judge refused to grant an order allowing mass vigils to continue and a police request for permission to proceed, which resulted in a judge’s decision. A court heard Saturday night that they had ignored police requests to remove them from Clapham Common. On Saturday night, and in other U.S. cities and other cities, but they were cancelled due to the flu outbreak and other health concerns.
On Wednesday, Sarah Everard’s body was discovered hidden in woodland in Kent, more than 50 miles southeast of London. Wayne Couzens, 48, a police officer is said to be a suspect in the case. “I’m overjoyed that there are so many men here. I hope this is an opportunity for men to understand how women feel and how vulnerable we are “explains one woman.
“I am filled in equal measure with profound sorrow and rage,” says TV and radio host Sandi Toksvig. According to police, the Metropolitan Police Department was shocked and appalled to learn that one of its own was a suspect. The man was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on Tuesday, according to police.
Couzens joined the police force in 2018 and most recently worked in the parliamentary and diplomatic protection command, according to the force.
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