Hastings group organises online vigil for Blessing Olusegun and Sarah Everard

Members of the public have been invited to an online vigil for Blessing Olusegun, and Sarah Everard.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:18 pm
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This weekend’s event, to be held at 6.30pm on Saturday (March 20), will include talks from members of Hastings Women’s Voice. People have been invited to join and to bring a candle.

The event was organised by Reclaim These Streets Hastings and St Leonards who chose to do an online vigil ‘for everyone’s safety’ due to the legality of in-person events.

Rosa Torr, one of the organisers, said: “In light of recent events we will come together as a community to express our hurt, grieve our losses, and demand safety for all women everywhere, to bring an end to gender violence.”

Search Reclaim These Streets Hastings & St Leonards: Vigil in Facebook to join the event.