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Candlelit vigil held on College Green in memory of Sarah Everard

Crowds gathered in a peaceful show of solidarity to pay their respects.

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 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.

Bristol iFemSoc to hold virtual vigil following disappearance of Sarah Everard

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

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