Vigil in memory of Sarah Everard - ‘Reclaim The Streets’ held in Derry

Individual acts of solidarity and remembrance took place in Derry city centre at the weekend following the killing of Sarah Everard in London.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 7:45 am
Hannah McIvor and Ciara Oâ€TMConnor-Pozo placed candles, flowers and placards on the Guildhall steps on Saturday evening last in remembrance of Sarah Everard. Photos: George Sweeney / Derry Journal. DER2110GS – 108

The ‘Derry Vigil for Sarah Everard - Reclaim the Streets’ was organised by Alliance for Choice Derry.

Ms Everard was last seen while walking to her home from a friend’s flat in south London on Wednesday, March 3. The 33-year-old vanished during the walk to her home in Brixton.

Detectives investigating her disappearance last week discovered her remains in a woodland in Ashford, in Kent.

A woman places a lighted candle on the Guildhall steps on Saturday evening last in remembrance of Sarah Evarard. DER2110GS – 113

A Metropolitan Police officer has been now been charged with kidnapping and murdering Sarah Everard.

In poignant scenes, local people left candles, flowers and messages of solidarity at the Guildhall steps as well as on social media on Saturday evening and Sunday to honour Sarah and all victims of gender-based violence.

A Reclaim the Streets movement has gathered momentum in the wake of Sarah’s death with woman across the world sharing their own personal stories and experiences.

Anita Villia,from Alliance for Choice, holds a photograph of Sarah Everard at the Guildhall steps on Saturday evening last. DER2110GS – 110
Sara Greavu and Deaglán " Mochán place a lighted candle on the Guildhall steps on Saturday evening last in remembrance of Sarah Evarard. DER2110GS – 114
Sisters Andrea and Micaela McGillian place lighted candles on the Guildhall steps on Saturday evening last in remembrance of Sarah Everard. DER2110GS – 109
A photograph of Sarah Everard beside candles on the Guildhall steps on Saturday evening last. DER2110GS – 115