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CALL TO ‘DO MORE TO TACKLE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN’ AS SARAH EVERARD HONOURED

Campaigners have called for more to be done to tackle violence against women as an online vigil was held in memory of Sarah Everard. A minute’s silence was held and candles were lit during the virtual event, after planned vigils across the UK were cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

Despite the cancellation of an event in Clapham, south London, near to where Ms Everard disappeared, hundreds of people still gathered on Clapham Common at around 6pm on Saturday.

Opening the online event, hosted by Feminists of London, television presenter Sandi Toksvig said Ms Everard’s death should be a “turning point”.

“Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Never have I felt more passionately concerned about my kids. It surely cannot be asking too much to want them simply to be free, to walk where they like, when they like.

“I am filled in equal measure with profound sorrow and rage, and I know there are many who share this rage and I think it is entirely justifiable. But I also know that it will harm rather than help us if we don’t try and direct that anger to good purpose.”

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