According to the Guardian, Commander Findlay told the women that their “fundamental right to protest remained”, but noted that the pandemic “presented an extremely difficult challenge for the police and officers present”.
She added: “That aside, I appreciate the anger, frustration and concern that your arrest has undoubtedly caused you, exacerbated by the proceedings that followed. »
High Court judges ruled in March 2022 that the Met had violated the organizers’ rights in running the vigil.
Lord Justice Warby and Mr Justice Holgate ruled that the decisions taken by the police were “unlawful” and concluded that the force had failed to “carry out a case-by-case assessment of proportionality”.
The Metropolitan Police have been contacted for comment.