July 4, 2022
Woman arrested for protesting says 50 police officers harassed her on dating app

Woman arrested for protesting says 50 police officers harassed her on dating app

attributed to him, Reuters

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Patsy Stevenson was restrained by police at a demonstration in March of this year

A woman who was photographed handcuffed at a UK protest in March this year said that “about 50” police have since approached her via a dating app, leaving her terrified.

Patsy Stephenson, 28, was arrested at a vigil to protest the death of Sarah Everard, who was kidnapped on her way home and murdered by police officer Wayne Cousins.

Stephenson said that after she was arrested at the protest, she was approached by several police officers on Tinder.

The app originally only allows conversations between people who have a “match”, that is, when the attraction is mutual. However, today there are features that allow the user to send messages even if the other person does not show interest.