'Protect Women, Not Statues': Crowd Faces Off With Police During Sarah Everard Demonstration in London

Demonstrators rallied in London’s Parliament Square on March 14, to protest the death of Sarah Everard and the London Metropolitan Police’s dispersement of a vigil in her honor on March 13.

Videos taken by Instagram user @dermotodreary shows police surrounding the Winston Churchill statue in Parliament Square, with demonstrators chanting “protect women, not statues.”

A London Metropolitan Police officer was charged with the kidnap and murder of 33-year-old Everard, who disappeared while walking home on March 3. Credit: @dermotodreary via Storyful

Video Transcript

- We are mad at a police officer killing a woman, and they are protecting Winston Churchill right now.

[CROWD BOOING]

- Great job, guys. Great job. I'm sure he appreciates it.

- [MUTED] the police! [MUTED] the police!

- No justice, no peace!

- [MUTED] the police! [MUTED] the police!

[CROWD BOOING]

- Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you!

- Shame on you!

- Protect women, not statues!

- Women, not statues!

- Protect women, not statues!

- Women, not statues!

- Protect women, not statues!

- I don't want to be protected by you!

- They're actually using you. [INAUDIBLE]