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Sarah Everard and a reckoning about violence against women

Sarah Everard’s killing in South London earlier this month has sparked protests and a renewed conversation about violence against women in the U.K. and beyond. Today, Guardian reporter Alexandra Topping on why her story is resonating.
People gather at Clapham Common to pay their respects to Sarah Everard on Sunday in London, England. Everard went missing on March 3, and police announced last week that her body had been found and a London Metropolitan police officer had been charged with her kidnapping and murder. (Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

On the night of March 3, Sarah Everard, 33, was walking home from a friend's house in South London. She never made it.

After days of searching, police announced they had found her remains — and that a London Metropolitan police officer had been charged with her kidnapping and murder. 

This sparked a series of vigils and protests in London and an outpouring of stories from women who identify with Everard's story. Today on Front Burner, Guardian reporter Alexandra Topping on how Everard's killing has spurred a national conversation about violence against women in the U.K.

 

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