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Twitter outraged at protesters disregarding Julia James after hosting vigils for Sarah Everard

Twitter users have felt let down by the lack of activism for Julia James especially after the uproar following Sarah Everard’s murder.


Twitter is flooded with users furious that demonstrators are silent during this time.

Many have compared the murder of Sarah Everard who had Vigils held for her across the country.

Accusations have been made that because Julia James was a police officer, it wouldn’t fit the protesters “agenda”.


Others exclaimed that holding a vigil would only create more work for the police, leaving them with less time to find her killer.

A candle lit vigil is to be held tonight in honour of the 53 year old police officer, Julia’s daughter, Bethan Coles, has asked everyone who wants to participate to leave a lit candle on their doorstep, which won’t impede a police investigation or take up any police time.

Bethan Coles, Julias daughter is set to lead the vigil tonight. Photo from facebook.

Police are urging everyone to stay vigilant, keep your phone on you and tell someone where and how long you will be.