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Students compensated over tuition fees protest arrest

Two students who took part in protests against tuition fees in central London have both been awarded £20,000 payouts, after the Metropolitan Police wrongly accused them of obstruction.

The men were arrested, strip-searched and charged.

But the case was dropped after video footage shown in court conflicted with the officers' accounts.

BBC London Home Affairs Correspondent, Guy Smith spoke with PhD student Ashok Kumar and Debaleena Dasgupta, solicitor from Birnberg Peirce.

  • 13 Jan 2014
  • From the section London