BBC News - Sussex university students suspended after protest Ill post the BBC article which doesnt give the full story but its the most credible source that you guys will believe. 6 Sussex students, Dubbed the Sussex 6, were suspended for occupying a building at the Uni in responce to 115, possibly more to be announced, jobs. The students have had a massive anti cuts movement and the 6 that were arrested were not perpentrators of any crime. They are simply seen as the ringleaders. The 6 were the students that have led protests. The suspension comes without any official reasoning and not one diciplinary hearing. The suspension lats 31 days and can be renewed at the Vice Chancellor's descretion. In the several occupations that have been going on in Sussex, none have been threatening to staff. On said occupation, it was the VC that got people to lock the doors and not let staff out. The students asked them to leave if they wanted or join in solidarity. In Peaceful protests since the suspension, police have attacked protesters with CD gas, batons and dogs. This goes exactly against what the VC said. YouTube - Riot Police at Sussex University YouTube - Riot Police at Sussex University YouTube - Riot Police at Sussex University I have spoken to some of the 6 that have been suspended, and i know people that know them very well, and they are not the sort of people to get violent towards police and would never threaten staff, esecially seeing as they are asking for student-staff solidarity. Sussex have a blog here Stop the Cuts – Defend Sussex which has more info.