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Sarah Everard vigil: Hundreds defy police ban to gather in Clapham

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A sea of flowers and messages on cards built up at the park’s bandstand – one message reading: “#I Am Sarah”. 

Just before 6pm to the sound of a drum, a group of women shouted: “Not in her name” and “Not your place.”

One protester Charlotte, 20, from Clapham, said: “I live one minute away, and it happened on the route I walk every day. It’s terrible.”

Her friend Georgia, 19, who was carrying a bouquet of flowers, add: “I came to show solidarity with Sarah and her family, so they know she will never be forgotten.”

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Oliver, 25, who lives in South London, said: “As a guy, this is a show of support that women won’t fight the battle alone. We have to do something to protect our sisters and mothers.”

Tess, 23, said the police ban had not put her off. She added: “For every time something like this happens, it makes women scared to walk the streets. 

“I couldn’t sit at home and do nothing.”Camilla, 23, said: “Sarah could have been anyone of my friends.

Earlier on Saturday the Duchess of Cambridge visited Clapham Common Bandstand to pay her respects to Sarah Everard.

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Kensington Palace said the duchess “remembers what is was like to walk around London at night before she was married.”

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