A man from Brighton has been arrested for affray after Hove MP Mike Weatherley was chased by protesters at the Sussex University campus in Falmer.
Sussex Police said that the 24-year-old man was in custody this afternoon (Friday 23 November) and was being held on suspicion of affray.
His arrest follows a visit by Mr Weatherley to the campus to talk about how he helped to change the law on squatting.
Sussex Police said: “Just before 1.50pm on Wednesday 14 November police were called to the Silverstone Building in Arts Road on the University of Sussex campus at Falmer after a report of a disturbance.
“A large group of people were outside the building where Mr Weatherley was present.
“Officers took Mr Weatherly to safety in a police van.
“One of his team reported suffering a slight injury by a stone which had been thrown.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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