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NEW: A woman who went viral after being "forcibly removed", held down and later prosecuted for attending the Sarah Everard vigil has raised £10,000 for a legal case against the Met Police.…
Activist and student @PatsyeStevenson was charged by the Met for breaching Covid-19 laws by attending a vigil held in memory of the 33-year-old marketing executive, murdered by serving armed cop Wayne Couzens, on Clapham Common on March 13, 2021.

[Photo: @GettyImages] A red-haired young woman dressed in black being arrested by
@PatsyeStevenson @GettyImages @metpoliceuk It comes as another woman prosecuted by the Met Police for attending the vigil for Sarah Everard has crowdfunded thousands of pounds for her legal fees to cover the costs of standing trial.…
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There is a group of protestors at #HydeParkCorner #HydePark.

Officers are on scene and engaging with the group.

We will provide updates here as this group travels.

There is likely to be disruption to traffic in the area, please avoid where you can.
UPDATE: This group is now passing Victoria and onto Vauxhall Bridge Road.

Officers remain with the group but the nearby roads are currently blocked as the group walk through.
UPDATE: #VauxhallBridge Road is now reopen to traffic.

This protest group is now passing #Kennington area.

There will be delays to local bus services as roads are blocked.
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Make no mistake, under the cover of #COVID19 this government is profiteering in terms of power. I've been trying to get people to wake up – eg article I wrote in Dec 2020…
But against the back drop of last night on #ClaphamCommon
And the #PoliceCrimeSentencingCourtsBill coming before #Parliament tomorrow/Tues, we need a social media storm before we end up with a police state where our silence results in our civil liberties eroded in ways that it will be almost impossible to claw back.
The Bill's factsheets are here… - but how can 300 pages was only published last Tuesday with the deadline for Mps to speak on Friday & with 2 days to debate not be undermining Parliament's sovereignty and our fundamental rights?
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unbelievably belligerent and unsafe behaviour from the police at #claphamcommon this evening.

the primary health risk i saw was the officer who stood right in my face and screamed that he was going to fine me if i didn’t leave immediately. #VigilforSarah
the vigil was gorgeous at dusk. people had brought candles and flowers; their children, their dogs. we were wearing masks and at a safe distance from one another.

i do not understand on what possible planet this violent, oppressive response could have seemed like a good idea. Image
sadly, i’ve been on enough protests to know what might happen. and i prepped for it. gave my boyfriend 3 emergency contacts for me. law firm’s number on my arm and in my bra. food, water, spare clothes, meds in my bag.

totally normal, rights-respecting country.
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#ReclaimTheseStreets This is for you Sarah Everad “It could have been anyone of us in your place” reads one of the cards for #SarahEverard on #ClaphamCommon
#Reclaimthesestreets #ReclaimTheStreets #shewasjustwalkinghome
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I once knew a woman who was married to a police officer. They separated, after years of mental abuse, she left with their young children, moving into rented accommodation. And he stalked her. She never knew until he told her.
He showed her exactly where he could stand without being seen, to look into her kitchen windows. He showed her where he could park to monitor who went into and out of her property. He was convinced she was having an affair. Which, of course, she wasn’t.
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Went down to Clapham Common with my Press ID - because that’s my job. The bandstand was surrounded on all sides by women - and a few men - fed up, exhausted, let down.
Without question: this gathering at Clapham Common is less Covid safe, more angry and much more radical in terms of the voices dominating it, than if the Met had reached an agreement with #ReclaimTheseStreets for a marshalled events. (Instead, it is led by @SistersUncut)
Lots of women early on did just as the Duchess of C did - come look at the flowers for a bit, make their point, move on. Then it got darker, then Sisters Uncut started leading speeches from the bandstand, then the police moved in. As you’ll have seen from plenty of footage by now
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