People return to Clapham Common after vigil for Sarah Everard turned violent

People returned to Clapham Common on Sunday to mourn the death of Sarah Everard, the day after a vigil in her memory turned violent. 

Metropolitan police officers tried to disperse what they had said was “an unlawful gathering” and, on meeting resistance, became forceful. 

Sarah Everard was kidnapped on March 3 while she was walking to her home in Brixton from a friend’s house in Clapham.  Her body was found in Kent on March 10. 

Clapham Common’s bandstand is now surrounded by flowers and written messages from women in London, commemorating Sarah and making a stand against men’s violence towards women. 

One woman at the Common on Sunday, Lucy Flower, 24, said: “Sarah could have been any one of us…and that makes it really scary to, you know, just live your life like normal.” 

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