The police are not particularly liked, and with good reason – think of the vigil for Sarah Everard in 2021 on Clapham Common and the way women were handcuffed and pressed to the ground. GSEmbrace the Base, Greenham Common, 1982Photograph: PA Archive/PA ImagesThe Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, an anti-nuclear encampment that ran from 1981 to 2000, was the largest female-led protest movement since the suffragettes. It was a very heavy feeling,” Patsy Stevenson says of the vigil on London’s Clapham Common on 13 March 2021. It was one of those moments where it was like, no, we don’t want to stay silent any longer,” Stevenson says. The image of Stevenson made an instant impact: “Probably because of my bright red hair,” she says.
Source: The Guardian July 02, 2022 10:13 UTC