EASTENDERS’ Milly Zero has revealed that she was “physically pushed and threatened” by the police as she attended a vigil for Sarah Everard last night.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has demanded a “full report” after cops stormed tearful mourners when hundreds flocked to pay their respects to the Londoner at Clapham Common.
Scenes turned ugly in South London as police dragged people away from a candle-lit shrine around a bandstand, where mourners had gathered.
Actress Milly, 21, was among the crowd and documented before and after officers arrived on her social media page.
The star has played Dotty Cotton in EastEnders since 2019.
She shared four photos; one of the streams of flowers that had been laid at the bandstand in Sarah’s memory, and another of the peaceful crowd holding up signs that read: “Women’s rights are human rights.”
The next two images were full of police storming through the public – and taking over the bandstand.
Milly made shocking claims in the post’s accompanying caption, writing: “Tonight at Clapham before and after.
“We were peacefully protesting in solidarity for a women that was murdered by a police officer. We were then physically pushed aside and threatened by….the police.”
Mourners shouted “shame on you” at officers as they ripped women off the metal railings, with shocking pictures showing women pinned to the floor as they were arrested and others cuffed as they were led away.
The Met Police have since confirmed that four people were arrested during the clashes.
Last night, Met Police chief Dame Cressida Dick faced calls to resign after Saturday’s mayhem.
Home Secretary Ms Patel has called for a “full report” from the Met Police into the clashes on the Common.
She wrote on Twitter: “Some of the footage circulating online from the vigil in Clapham is upsetting.
“I have asked the Metropolitan Police for a full report on what happened.
It comes as…
- Sarah Everard disappeared while walking home to Brixton from Clapham last week
- Sarah’s family said the 33-year-old was a “kind and beautiful” woman
- Wayne Couzens, 48, was taken to hospital with head injuries after being taken into custody
- The suspect was linked to an alleged sex offence three days before Sarah disappeared
- Organisers of a vigil for Sarah Everard have been left furious after the Met Police threatened them with fines under Covid rules
- CCTV from a London bus has helped cops in their investigations, it was reported
- A body found in Kent woodlands is confirmed to be that of missing Sarah Everard, police said on Friday
- Wayne Couzens, 48, yesterday appeared in court charged on suspicion of her murder and kidnap
“My thoughts remain with Sarah’s family and friends at this terrible time.”
London’s mayor Sadiq Khan also slammed the scenes, calling them “unacceptable.”
The vigil, attended by crowds throughout Saturday, started peacefully with women lifting their lighters in unison and holding placards as they stood in solidarity with 33-year-old Sarah, who disappeared last Wednesday as she walked home through Clapham.
But tensions started to bubble over in the evening after larger crowds gathered and police arrived on the scene.
It comes as armed cop Wayne Couzens was charged with Sarah’s kidnap and murder on Friday night.
He appeared in court on Saturday where it was said Sarah’s body was discovered in a builder’s bag in Ashford, Kent.
Sarah’s family on Thursday paid tribute to their “bright and beautiful daughter and sister”.
Sarah’s death has prompted an outpouring of grief from the public, with many women and girls sharing stories online of experiencing violence by men.