Cambridge students plead not gulity to Union vandalism
Two Cambridge students accused of vandalising the Union ahead of Dominique Strauss-kahn's visit to Cambridge today pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Monday 19th March 2012, 20:59 GMT
Naiara Bazin and Theodore Slade, both students at the university today pleaded not guilty to covering the Union buildings with graffiti and signs ahead of the controversial visit by Dominique Strauss-Kahn that took place on Friday 9th March.
Bazin, a 21 year old student at King's College, and Slade, a 20 year old whose college has not been disclosed, are both facing charges of criminal damage.
The Union building was discovered in the early hours of the day of Strauss-Kahn's visit to be daubed with paint and chalk and strewn with signs calling for "DSK go away" and drawing attention to the rape accusations that caused so much controversy about the former head of the IMF's visit to the Union.
A trial date for Bazin and Slade has been set for 4th May this year. Neither CUSU nor the university have commented yet on the two students' plea.