Clapham vigil for Sarah Everard cancelled, organisers say

A vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham this evening has been cancelled following discussions with police.

Reclaim These Streets tweeted: “We are sorry to confirm that our Clapham vigil scheduled for tonight is cancelled. Please see the full statement here.

“Instead, we are fundraising £320,000 for women’s causes: £10K for every proposed fine for the 32 vigils originally scheduled.”

In a statement they said: “We have been very disappointed that given the many opportunities to engage with organisers constructively, the Metropolitan Police have been unwilling to commit to anything.

“It remains our view that with the appropriate mutually agreed measures in place, this evening’s vigil on Clapham Common would have been safe and in line with restrictions and safety regulations.”

Instead of tonight’s event, organisers said that a virtual gathering would be arranged instead.

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