The fate of Sarah Everard is all the more shocking because the suspect arrested on suspicion of killing her is a United Kingdom police officer whose job was protecting top politicians and diplomats.
Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, was among the thousands of people to retweet McCann's message.
Commander Catherine Roper, the Met's lead for community engagement, said in a statement: "I understand this ruling will be a disappointment to those hoping to express their strength of feeling, but I ask women and allies across London to find a safe alternative way to express their views".
"I can't sit there and try to assess which guy is the good guy and which one is not - it's for you guys to change your behaviour and the way you act in public spaces", Ali said. It isn't about what we wear.
The high-profile case is unleashing an outpouring of grief and anger across the United Kingdom, where women are taking to social media and the halls of Parliament to share their experiences and demand that violence against women be taken more seriously.
A recent poll by YouGov and U.N. Women U.K. found that 86% of women and girls in the U.K. aged 18 to 24 experienced some form of sexual harassment in a public space, while 71% of women of all ages have experienced some form of sexual harassment in a public space.
"Since my comments about a curfew for men to keep women safe, I've had a deluge of misogynistic emails and tweets", the baroness later tweeted.
A second vigil will also be held online by Cambridge city councillor Nicky Massey, Labour Police and Crime Commissioner candidate, for an online vigil to make Cambridgeshire & Peterborough streets a safer place for women.
"She stuck to well-lit streets". Kidnapped and murdered, her remains were found earlier this week in Kent.
She was wearing a green jacket, white beanie and a mask.
"This is something we have had to deal with since primary school, with boys pushing, and people saying, "oh they are just pushing you because they fancy you, or boys will be boys". Britain is now in lockdown, and all mass assemblies are banned.
The family of the young marketing executive has paid glowing tribute to Ms Everard, saying: 'Sarah was bright and handsome - a wonderful daughter and sister.
Taking to Twitter following her speech, Baroness Jones added that her solution was "better than the Met telling women to stay indoors", following reports of officers in London cautioning women to be careful.
Her name rings out across all our media - we have all prayed that the name of Sarah Everard would never be on any list. We need a political settlement that makes it impossible for decisions to be made that fail to recognise that while men and women are equal, they have very different life experiences.
Met Police say the vigil can't go ahead because of coronavirus restrictions, but Reclaim the Streets argue that there is "right to protest".
Police are still working to determine exactly what happened to Everard.
"I know that the public feel deeply hurt and angry and I speak on behalf of all my colleagues when I say that we too are horrified", he said.