Zara Aleena: Hundreds take part in march for woman killed after night out in east London

7/2/2022 6:35:00 PM

The walk began at 2.17pm - signifying the moment Zara Aleena was killed in Ilford last Sunday at 2.17am.

A vigil in Zara Aleena's memory began this afternoon at 2.17pm, with roads being closed to allow those taking part to walk the 10-minute journey from the scene of the attack to her house. Read more:

The walk began at 2.17pm - signifying the moment Zara Aleena was killed in Ilford last Sunday at 2.17am.

One of those taking part said she is"tired of crying" over the deaths of women.Marai Larasi, a member of campaign group Million Women Rise, said:"We're here to support the family, we're here to bring her home in spirit, we're here to honour her life, and we're here with absolute exhaustion because we're tired of vigils, we're tired of crying and we're tired of having to bury women of all ages and stages in life."

Jordan McSweeney, 29, has beencharged with Ms Aleena's murder, as well as attempted rape and robbery.He appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday, where he was remanded in custody after not entering a plea.Ms Aleena's aunt, Farah Naz, said her"independent" and"big-hearted" niece"was the joy, the light of our home".

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Marai Larasi, a member of campaign group Million Women Rise, said:"We're here to support the family, we're here to bring her home in spirit, we're here to honour her life, and we're here with absolute exhaustion because we're tired of vigils, we're tired of crying and we're tired of having to bury women of all ages and stages in life." Jordan McSweeney, 29, has been charged with Ms Aleena's murder , as well as attempted rape and robbery. "That was what she valued more than anything, her independence. He appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday, where he was remanded in custody after not entering a plea.” “It’s going to be part of a process for us. Ms Aleena's aunt, Farah Naz, said her"independent" and"big-hearted" niece"was the joy, the light of our home". The silent walk will trace the route Ms Aleena had been taking but never completed "to bring her back where she belonged safely". She spoke of the family's determination to"change something" in honour of the"extrovert". They have now vowed to work with politicians to tackle violence against women and girls.

Ms Naz told reporters:"I don't think there is going to be closure, this is just the beginning of the conversation we need to have. 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. "I want to reach out and do something important and act, because that's what Zara was about - we have got to change something. "I want to speak to the leaders of this country, I want to talk about the setting up of projects right now to prevent violence." Related Topics .” “She can talk, we are all talkers in the family.