A peaceable vigil is about to be held in Marlow this night – in reminiscence of Sarah Everard and in protest towards the federal government’s Police, Crime and Sentencing Invoice.
The “traumatised” Marlow residents are set to collect this night within the city, saying they really feel “let down” by the federal government.
They’re planning to gentle a candle in reminiscence of Sarah Everard and “all ladies topic to the misogynistic system” and likewise make their emotions recognized on the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Invoice, which handed its second studying final evening.
They mentioned it’s about to “undermine our primary democratic freedom for non-violent protest”, including: “After a 12 months of hardship, affected by the Covid19 pandemic and the escalation of the local weather disaster, we really feel let down by our authorities and those that are supposed to guard us and our rights.”
Promoting the occasion on Fb, organisers urged anybody who attends to remain secure, comply with all Covid pointers and “solely come in case you consider that is important”.
Organisers informed the Bucks Free Press the protest is to “categorical our rage towards a police state the place these most subjected to crime, discrimination, hurt and injustice are not allowed to talk up for his or her rights”.
They mentioned: “The federal government has rushed by laws to criminalise all protest. Any motion that is prone to trigger ‘unease’, ‘inconvenience’ or ‘severe annoyance’ might be deemed unlawful.
“The brand new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Invoice will successfully make all protest unlawful within the UK.
“That is an outright ware on democracy and freedom of speech.”