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Demonstrators defying Covid restrictions clashed with police while trying to hold a vigil for Sarah Everard

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There were chaotic scenes on Clapham Common as demonstrators defying Covid restrictions clashed with police while trying to hold a vigil for Sarah Everard.

Officers moved in after crowds near the common’s bandstand swelled on Saturday evening, despite a memorial event being cancelled at the last minute.

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Several protesters were seen being led away and at least two women were arrested while large sections of the crowd shouted ‘shame on you’.

Hundreds have been gathering at the common throughout the day to lay flowers and pay their respects. Kate Middleton spent some time looking at the tributes as she visited the site earlier.

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A vigil organised by campaign group Reclaim These Streets had been planned for 6pm but was called off on Saturday morning with organisers holding a virtual event instead. CONTINUE READING…..

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