Bolton TUC condemns acts of physical, emotional and financial abuse against women.  Women may not often be abducted by strangers but they are frequently the victims of sexism, harassment and assault.

We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Sarah Everard and our solidarity to those who seek to hold vigils to remember her.  These vigils should not be seen as a challenge by the police but instead the beginning of the healing process which we hope will demand a better world for all victims.

We call upon the police to work with those who seek to hold a socially distanced vigil which can only help the fight against women’s oppression and that of our right to protest generally.

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