Four students were arrested on Tuesday as police evicted protesters who had occupied a building at Sussex University, near Brighton, for nearly eight weeks. The arrests follow a 10-month campaign against the outsourcing of catering and facilities services at the university.
Protesters said up to 30 bailiffs, 80 police officers, about 13 police vans and 20 private security guards attended the scene.
Sussex police said they arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of violent disorder and criminal damage following a large protest at the university last Monday which university authorities allege culminated in campaigners smashing glass doors, setting fire to documents, and dismantling fire alarms and CCTV cameras. Two women, aged 23 and 24, and a man aged 19 were also arrested.