Households across the region hold vigils in memory of Sarah Everard
Pictures from Claire Marchetti
Doorstep vigils in memory of Sarah Everard were staged across the region on Saturday evening after gatherings were cancelled when police raised concerns surrounding Covid-19 restrictions.
A 'Reclaim These Streets' event in Newcastle was called off on Friday. Organisers instead urged supporters to light a candle at home.
A vigil outside the Minster in York, where Sarah Everard went to school, was also cancelled.
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The event in Clapham, south London, was largely peaceful, but scuffles broke out at the front of a crowd as police surrounded a bandstand covered in floral tributes to the 33-year-old marketing executive.
Claire Marchetti from ‘Reclaim These Streets’ Newcastle, is disappointed that gatherings could not go ahead:
"I don't think this is something that is localised to the North East, I think this is something that almost every woman in the UK experiences", Claire says.
"And I think that is what has brought together people from all over the country wanting to do something, have a voice and speak up."