View Full Version : Pink Floyd guitarist son Charlie Gilmour held over student protests

12-12-2010, 12:47 PM

Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour, was arrested today on suspicion of violent disorder and attempted criminal damage following his involvement in the student protests in central London on Thursday.

Gilmour, 21, was seen swinging from a Union flag attached to the Cenotaph war memorial as he took part in a march demonstrating against increases in tuition fees. He later apologised for the "terrible insult", saying he had been "caught up in the spirit of the moment".

"On the morning of Sunday 12 December, a 21-year-old man was arrested at his home address in Sussex," said a spokesman for the Metropolitan police. "He was arrested by officers from Operation Malone on suspicion of violent disorder, and attempted criminal damage of the Union flag on the Cenotaph on 9 December. He was taken to a Sussex police station where he has been further arrested on suspicion of theft." ...http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/dec/12/charlie-gilmour-arrest-student-protests

He made a grudging apology in which he claimed not to know what the Cenotaph was. Poor show for a history student.

12-12-2010, 01:06 PM
Good. Hopefully there will be plenty more arrests. Protesting is one thing - vandalism and attempting to incite a riot are another.