Zara Aleena: Hundreds join vigil for Londoner killed on walk home

7/2/2022 6:29:00 PM

Hundreds join vigil for Londoner Zara Aleena killed on walk home

Hundreds join vigil for Londoner Zara Aleena killed on walk home

The aspiring lawyer was killed in east London as she walked home from a night out on Sunday.

Her aunt Farah Naz described Ms Aleena as "giving, empathic and fearless".Speaking on Friday, she said her niece had been in an area she knew well and where she felt safe when she was attacked."That was what she valued more than anything, her independence. She was quite different to the rest of us because Zara didn't have any fear," Ms Naz added.

The silent walk will trace the route Ms Aleena had been taking but never completed "to bring her back where she belonged safely".

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This is so sickening what right has that monster touching anyone let alone murdering them.

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Speaking on Friday, she said her niece had been in an area she knew well and where she felt safe when she was attacked. "That was what she valued more than anything, her independence.” Zara's aunt explained the vigil is about “walking in her shoes and bringing her home. She was quite different to the rest of us because Zara didn't have any fear," Ms Naz added.’ ‘She walked. The silent walk will trace the route Ms Aleena had been taking but never completed "to bring her back where she belonged safely". This is for everybody, their grief. I’ve spent my whole life scared of walking home at night, changing out of my heels and into trainers always made me feel safer. 'She thrived' Ms Aleena had hoped to practise as a solicitor and had completed her Legal Practice Course.

As a society we need to more directly confront the causes of male violence and rage towards women. “People are afraid and this is about saying, don’t be afraid, we’re going to walk you home. Zara’s death comes after wide-spread vigils following the deaths of others like Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, Ashling Murphy and Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman over the course of the last year. Love to the family and friends of .