The intervention, the bill granting new powers to the police and the violence against women protested in the commemoration of Sarah Everard, who was kidnapped and killed by a police officer in London, the capital of England.
The reaction that started with the kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everard by a police officer grew like an avalanche with the harsh intervention of the police against the demonstrators.
Despite the pandemic measures in the capital London, hundreds of people, mostly women, held a demonstration again.
The demonstrators gathered in the Parliament Square during the discussion of the “Police, Crime, Criminal and Courts Draft Law”. The demonstrators carried banners saying “Stop violence against women”, “One police officer killed her, others intervened in mourners”, “Withdraw the law”.
Protesters blocked the Westminster Bridge and then the road in front of the London Police Service.
Police intervened after the demonstrators did not disperse and detained many protesters again.
Sarah Everard, 33, disappeared on her way home in the evening, and a week later her lifeless body was found in the woods in southwest London. Wayne Couzens, a police officer for the kidnapping and murder, was arrested by the court he was brought to on 13 March.
Another reason for the protests is the harsh police intervention to the ceremony held in London to commemorate Everard. Police, Crime, Criminal and Courts If the draft law is enacted, the police will be able to set the starting and ending times for protests, and restrictions will be placed on demonstrations near parliament, as official vehicles will not be allowed to be intercepted.