Four people were arrested for public order offences and breaching coronavirus restrictions at the vigil in Sarah Everard’s memory.
The Metropolitan Police is facing fierce criticism for its handling of a vigil in memory of Sarah Everard – with Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick urged to resign.
Scuffles broke out at the gathering on Clapham Common as officers told attendees to go home – and at one stage, policemen were seen grabbing hold of several women and leading them away in handcuffs.
In the early hours of the morning, Scotland Yard confirmed that four people were arrested for public order offences and breaching coronavirus restrictions at the south London vigil.
Home Secretary Priti Patel described footage circulating of the police’s actions as “upsetting” – and confirmed she has demanded a full report on what happened.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan added that he was in contact with Dame Cressida and “urgently seeking an explanation”.
Read more: Yellowshirt face-nappies ‘manhandle’ women over ‘Covid’ rules at a vigil for murdered Sarah Everard, a crime for which a police officer has been charged. To say they’re not the brightest therefore is a massive understatement but when their boss is Cressida Dick (see the Brazilian electrician murdered by the police on her operation) it’s easy to see why