Sarah Everard vigil: Hundreds gather at Exeter Cathedral

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People sitting down in a vigil outside Exeter Cathedral
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Hundreds of people gathered outside Exeter Cathedral

Hundreds have gathered at a vigil in Exeter to highlight violence against women in the wake of Sarah Everard's death.

Protestors came together on the cathedral green on Saturday from around 18:00 GMT.

Many women came forward to share stories of the sexual and physical abuse and violence they have suffered.

One said: "I feel like it's a privilege I haven't been raped - that shouldn't be a privilege."

Another said women "shouldn't have to fight to walk the streets at night".

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Some of the attendees spoke to the crowd about their own stories of sexual assault

The organisers described themselves as a community "enraged by injustice" in the Facebook page for the event.

They wrote: "We need to listen to one another, to hear people who have been historically silenced."

The vigil comes a day after three men were arrested in connection with the sexual assault of two women on a University of Exeter campus on 7 March.