Who is Patsy Stevenson Actress?
Patsy Stevenson is a young part-time model and actress who is originally from Southend. She is also a former student of Cecil Jones Academy and South Essex College. She describes herself as “not an activist or protester” In June 2017, Stevenson was the victim of a sexually aggravated assault when a man indecently exposed himself to her and a friend while they were walking home early one morning, reports her local newspaper the Echo.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain (GMB) on 15 March, she said had gone to lay flowers and light a candle at the vigil for Everard, and added that she still doesn’t don’t know why she was “pushed to the ground so forcefully.”
The student added: “I did not expect that to happen. I’ve never been so scared.”
How old is Patsy Stevenson?
Patsy Stevenson is 28 years old as of the year 2021.
Patsy Stevenson Activist at Sarah Everard’s Vigil
Patsy Stevenson was one of the people arrested at the vigil for Sarah Everard who has come on record to slam the Met Police calling them “disgraceful” for allegedly pinning her to the ground. In her first television interview, Stevenson revealed that she was “terrified”.
After a photograph of her pinned on the ground being arrested started taking over social media, the Met Police faced widespread criticism for its handling of the vigil. In fact, many even call for the resignation of Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick. Speaking on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’, Stevenson said that she had attended the vigil at Clapham Common, South London on March 12, 2021, “to lay a candle down” before it turned chaotic.
Pictures show Stevenson being held on the ground by two officers as she is handcuffed. Also, The vigil was organized by Reclaim These Streets but had been called off after police threatened to fine the organizers $13,917 (£10,000) each for breaking Covid lockdown restrictions.
“I am quite small and it was two very large male officers who sort of pulled me back very quickly and then I hit the ground,” she said on ‘GMB’.
Patsy Stevenson Arrest
What was supposed to be a peaceful vigil for the departed turned into a violent police scandal when, Stevenson recalls, cops moved to disperse people. “We were terrified because we hear about police manhandling women and stuff like that. I was terrified. I have never been so scared honestly,” she reportedly said.
“I think what was scary as well as soon as I was pinned to the ground, I looked up and there were cameras everywhere.”
Stevenson said she was “surrounded by 10 police officers” before being arrested. “Several police officers were on my back trying to arrest me. They arrested me in cuffs and dragged me away surrounded by 10 police officers,” she said according to the latest reports.
“When I got in the van they said ‘all we need is your name and address and then we’ll let you go with a fine’, so I don’t see the point of the arrest, to be honest.”
Patsy Stevenson Twitter
Stevenson had some words of advice for Dame Cressida Dick. “As someone who does stand up for women’s rights and things like that, I don’t have, it’s not that I don’t have an opinion but, to be honest, I think we need to get the message away from: ‘We are against the police, the police did wrong”.
“We now need to open a dialogue for change and to support women’s safety. This needs to happen now”, she added.
We spoke to Patsy Stevenson who was pictured being brutally arrested in Clapham Common this evening. Outrageous and completely unwarranted attack on a peaceful protest by the police. #ReclaimTheseStreets #EndViolenceAgainstWomen pic.twitter.com/ExnKqvmgfB
— Counterfire (@counterfireorg) March 14, 2021
She was given a £200 fine by the police.