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    The public action comes as UK lawmakers are discussing a bill that could endow the police with greater powers related to protests.

    Sputnik is live from London’s Parliament Square, where protesters have gathered to urge for improved security for women in the wake of Sarah Everard's killing.

    Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, disappeared on the evening of 3 March. Her body was found dumped in a bag in a woodland area in Ashford, Kent this past Wednesday. Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens was charged with murder and kidnapping and appeared in court on Saturday morning.

    The killing caused outrage among women in the UK and sparked protests calling for a safer environment for women.

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