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UK police charge son of Pink Floyd guitarist

 FILE -In this Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 file photo, Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, is seen participating in a demonstrat...
 FILE -In this Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 file photo, Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, holds a flag with the word 'revolutio...

Britain Pink Floyd

FILE -In this Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 file photo, Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, is seen participating in a demonstrat...

Britain Pink Floyd

FILE -In this Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 file photo, Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, holds a flag with the word 'revolutio...

Police filed charges against the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour on Thursday for his role in last month's violent protest against the British government's decision to raise university tuition fees.
Charlie Gilmour, 21, shocked many in Britain when he was photographed swinging from the Union Jack attached to the Cenotaph, Britain's most important war memorial, during the Dec. 9 demonstration.
The picture of Gilmour swinging from the flag featured prominently in the country's tabloid press and ran over captions reading "vile" and "shame."
Gilmour was originally arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, theft and "attempted criminal damage of the Union flag on the Cenotaph."
But police said Thursday they aren't charging Gilmour with attempted criminal damage to the flag but they are filing charges of violent disorder and "theft of a mannequin leg."
Police said they also had cautioned or charged 13 other protesters in relation to the disorder and other protests which hit London in the run-up to the government approved the controversial tuition hike.
Gilmour has apologized for what he called a "terrible insult" to Britain's war dead. But he drew widespread ridicule when he claimed not to know that he had swinging on the Cenotaph.
Gilmour is a history student at Cambridge, one of the world's most prestigious universities.


Updated : 2021-06-25 14:40 GMT+08:00