Met Police were just trying to reinforce message that women aren't safe at night

THE Metropolitan Police explained they only violently assaulted a women’s vigil to remind women why they should stay home at night. 

Commissioner Cressida Dick asserted that if the vigil had been left to disperse peacefully, like Trafalgar Square’s weekly anti-lockdown rallies, then women would have been given a dangerous message about their ability to freely exist outdoors after dark.

She said: “These women were gathered peacefully, observing social distancing, in contravention of no laws and harming nobody. And as we all know, that’s when women are most at risk.

“If police had stood idly by and allowed these women to return to their homes, who’s to say they wouldn’t have thought they could gather in single-sex groups after sundown again?

“Instead officers moved in and arbitrarily shoved, detained and fined women armed with candles and flowers to remind them that men can do this any time without any consequence.

“None of those women will feel safe or protected on the streets of London ever again. For their own good.

“Arguably our actions have prevented thousands of crimes. And isn’t that what responsible policing is truly about?”

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