London’s police commissioner has defended her officers’ actions and said she did not intend to resign amid a backlash over the way police treated some protesters during a vigil for a woman whose suspected murderer is a police officer. Al Jazeera reports that police had denied permission for a vigil on Saturday evening at London’s Clapham Common, near where Sarah Everard was last seen alive, citing regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. But hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered peacefully at the park in defiance of the ban to pay their respects to Everard throughout the day, including the Duchess of Cambridge. Scuffles later broke out and officers dragged several women away from the scene in scenes Home Secretary Priti Patel, the minister in charge of policing, described as “upsetting”.