Met Police: Women arrested at Sarah Everard vigil paid damages
Patsy Stevenson and Dania Al-Obeid took legal action against the Met over their arrests at the protest during Covid restriction.
The law firm representing them said a settlement has been reached and “substantial” damages paid.
The Met said they settled because it was “the most appropriate decision, to minimise the ongoing impact on all involved”.
In March 2021, hundreds attended the vigil for Sarah Everard, 33. A woman who was kidnapped, raped and murdered by a then-serving Met cop Wayne Couzens.
Images of women being handcuffed on the ground and led away by cops sparked anger over Scotland Yard’s policing.
The pre-planned socially distanced event had been cancelled after the Met said it would be illegal under lockdown, threatening the organisers with £10,000 fines.
But people turned up throughout the day, including Princess Kate.
By the evening, the vigil saw clashes between police and some of those in attendance.