Three students accused of obstructing police officers during a peaceful protest at the University of Sussex have been acquitted. Shahida Begum and Owen Greenhall represented two of the defendants.
The students were arrested after sitting down in front of a police van in an act of symbolic protest at the end of the Sussex University occupation. Two of the defendants, Kristina Ilieva (represented by Owen Greenhall) and Caradog Jones (represented by Shahida Begum), were acquitted following successful submissions of no case to answer. A third defendant was acquitted at the end of the trial.