Colston 4 Trial: How They Won It

The Bristol Activist

The trial saw plenty of complex legal arguments, but ultimately it came down to a question of doing the right thing.

With the verdict in the Colston 4 trial announced, many, not least the right-wing media and Twitterati, are asking how the defendants managed to win what seemed like a clear-cut case against them. 

With video evidence of them committing the charges against them, Rhian Graham, Milo Ponsford, Jake Skuse and Sage Willoughby were left to argue that their actions were morally justified.

Speaking after yesterday’s verdict, Raj Chada, of Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors, who defended Graham, said that the defence came down to ‘the righteousness of the cause.’

He also said that a conviction would be a disproportionate interference with the defendants’ rights to free speech and conscience.

So what does this look like in practice?

Preventing Greater Harm

One of the arguments put forward by Mr Chada…

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