What’s Current: Thousands protest policing of Sarah Everard vigil in London

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  • A London vigil in tribute to Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman whose killing by a police officer sparked outcry over violence against women, turned into a rally on Saturday. Several women were arrested and handcuffed at the event, causing widespread criticism of the Metropolitan police force. Thousands gathered in Parliament Square on Sunday to protest the policing of the vigil.
  • A Bristol University feminist society is being disciplined for refusing to allow trans-identified males into women-only talks and debates on sexual violence hosted by Women Talk Back.
  • A ban on girls singing in public imposed by Afghan education officials last week is overturned after local women launched a social media campaign where they uploaded videos of themselves singing.
  • A candidate for a governorship in Southern Mexico that is accused of rape by two women is ratified by the country’s ruling party despite nationwide protests.
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