Evidence session on policing and organisation of vigils
24 March 2021
The Home Affairs Committee examines the organisation and policing of vigils for Sarah Everard in an evidence session.
- Watch the session: Policing and organisation of vigils relating to the safety of women in public places
- Inquiry: Policing and organisation of vigils relating to the safety of women in public places
- Home Affairs Committee
Wednesday 24 March, 10am
- Anna Birley, Reclaim These Streets
- Griff Ferris, Legal Observer, Black Protest Legal Support
- Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Member of Parliament for Streatham
- CC Craig Guilford, Nottinghamshire Police
Purpose of the session
Vigils for Sarah Everard took place across the country over the weekend of 13 and 14 March.
Different approaches were taken to the preparation and policing of these assemblies at different sites across the country.
Many passed without incident. However there were clashes between police and attendees, notably at Clapham Common.
The session takes evidence from people involved about their perspectives of the events that took place.
This includes the reasoning behind different approaches to policing and organisation, and the impact this had on how different events were managed.
It also looks for what lessons can be learned from these events.
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