In a truly shocking video, police in the UK are seen breaking up a vigil and rounding up mourning women as they violated Covid-19 lockdown rules in the country.
— Luke O’Reilly (@LucRaghallaigh) March 13, 2021
I’ve covered protests of all sides which the Met police for a decade, compared to most forces around the world they are largely decent and fair. But this is bloody shocking and appalling. pic.twitter.com/ANdAw4NdFP
— Vincent McAviney (@VinnyMcAv) March 13, 2021
A woman named Sarah Everard was kidnapped and later murdered in London, the vigil that was torn apart was for this woman. Her death sparked outcry across the country with one politician calling for a 6 PM curfew for all men in the country.
One Australian Journalist called out the double standard when it comes to protests, pointing out that officers were quick to take a knee with BLM at various riots and protests but these officers in the UK broke up a peaceful vigil.
Another example of two-tier policing in the UK. BLM marched during a pandemic & tore down statues while police took a knee. But the constabulary decide to be heavy handed with women at a vigil. pic.twitter.com/riXJtZKqUD
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) March 13, 2021