Supporters of Amanda Knox have been reacting to the 24-year-old’s acquittal.
In Knox’s hometown of Seattle, friends and family gathered to watch her murder conviction be overturned by a court in Perugia.
It marks the end of a four-year campaign to clear the former exchange student’s name.
Knox supporter Margaret Ralph said: “Imagine being behind cement walls and bars for four years, and knowing you’re innocent,” said Ralph, wiping away tears in the Fairmont Olympic suite after the verdict. “I’m sure she’s wounded, but she has all this support from her family, her friends, her community. And she’s going to have to find a way to deal with the people who still think she’s guilty.”
As they lobbied for Knox’s release, campaigners argued the trial had been tainted by anti-Americanism.