Brighton vigil held for Sabina Nessa

A vigil was held in memory of Sabina Nessa in Brighton on Friday.

The vigil took place at 7pm, Friday 24, at Valley Gardens. This coincided with vigils in Kidbrooke, south-east London, and across the UK.

Announcing the event, organisers said:

“Please stand in solidarity with us against yet more violence against women and girls.

“Sabina Nessa was murdered just minutes away from meeting her friend. She is the 208th woman murdered this year in the UK.

“We will light up the darkness in her memory.

Scores of people turned out to pay their respects and to highlight how unsafe men make the UK for women. The vigil is the second to happen in Brighton in recent months, following the one held for Sarah Everard.

Content warning – Violence.

Wayne Couzens, a member of the Metropolitan Police, abducted and murdered Everard as she walked home from a friend’s house in March.

Sabina Nessa was murdered in a south-east London park as she walked home around 8.30pm last week. An unidentified male has been arrested in relation to Nessa’s murder.

Header image from Will Flockton on Twitter.

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