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Hundreds march through London on third day of protests over police handing of a Sarah Everard vigil (Picture: EPA)

Four people were arrested at a Sarah Everard march in central London on Monday.

Hundreds took to the streets of the capital to continue to protest over the policing of a vigil for the 33-year-old on Saturday and over the Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

Demonstrators blocked parts of Westminster Bridge and Victoria Embankment, Met police said.

Officers had earlier given protesters an ultimatum to go home or face being arrested for breaching Covid regulations.

Police insisted they had ‘maintained an appropriate policing plan’ during the protest around Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square and parts of the West End.

It comes after the force faced backlash for tactics used at a vigil for Ms Everard on Saturday, when women were grabbed and pinned to the ground.

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