By Filiz Emily Gurer, News Editor
Crowds gathered in a peaceful show of solidarity to pay their respects.
People gathered with candles and flowers on College Green yesterday evening to mourn the death of Sarah Everard, who was found dead after she went missing in London.
Hundreds still gathered in Bristol, despite the announcement from organisers that the Bristol vigil was officially postponed.
The Bristol vigil for #SarahEverard took place, organically. Around 700 people, more and more coming with flowers, candles and poems. We held a minute’s silence for her and heard the names read out of all the UK women killed this year. #SheWasJustWalkingHome #ReclaimTheseStreets pic.twitter.com/oj25KTH33q— Helen (@futurestand) March 13, 2021
The postponement followed a High Court Ruling on 12 March, which declared the planned nationwide ‘Reclaim These Streets’ vigils unlawful and in breach of COVID-19 restrictions.
Those who attended on College Green wore masks and abided to social distancing rules, as they gathered to lay flowers and light candles in memory of Sarah.
A minute’s silence was held as the crowd heard the names read out of all the women killed in the UK this year.
In contrast to scenes last night on Clapham Common, Avon and Somerset Police were present at the scene in Bristol but did not intervene, letting the crowds go ahead with their peaceful show of solidarity.
At 5:30pm on 17 March a virtual vigil will be held for Sarah Everard, organised by The University of Bristol Intersectional Feminist Society.
Tickets for the event can be booked HERE.
Featured Image: Epigram / Teddy Coward
Were you at the candlelit vigil on College Green?