Police detain a woman as people gather at a memorial site in Clapham Common Bandstand.
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick is facing calls to resign over her department’s “disturbing” response to a vigil held last night for Sarah Everard.
Hundreds of people had gathered peacefully in Clapham Common to pay their respects to Sarah and to demand an end to male violence against women when Met police officers began to crack down on the event.
Video livestreamed from the vigil showed police officers forcibly removing women from a bandstand in the park, while officers could also be seen pushing back demonstrators at the event.
Responding to the scenes from the event, Labour leader Keir Starmer called the crackdown “deeply disturbing”.
“Women came together to mourn Sarah Everard - they should have been able to do so peacefully,” he said.
Meanwhile London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the scenes were “unacceptable” said he was “urgently seeking an explanation” from the commissioner.
Home Office minister demands report on police response to vigil.
Home Office minister Victoria Atkins has demanded a report on yesterday’s police crackdown on the vigil for Sarah Everard.
Speaking on Sophy Ridge on Sunday, she called the scenes from last night “very upsetting” and said Home Secretary Priti Patel was taking them seriously.
She said Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick had been asked to prepare a report on what unfolded last night.
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick is facing calls to resign over her department’s crackdown on the event.
British police arrested Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain in London on Tuesday as part of an investigation into speeches he gave as founder of a political party that ruled the megacity of Karachi for decades, media in Pakistan reported.
Very few decision makers questioned whether the police’s approach to protest was heavy-handed until now and this is because it’s white people raising these concerns. Prior to this, peacefully protesting Black people were talking, shouting,
The prime minister is expected to discuss how to better protect women and girls from violencewith the Met Police commissioner and other attendees.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Wednesday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA. However, flights under the Air Bubble agreement will not be affected, the DGCA said.
Wide range of lively entertainment shows being held every weekend until February 26 across Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Montazah Parks and Khorfakkan Beach.