Cambridge Uni Protester Charged

Charlie Gilmour, 21, was one of seven people charged on Thursday night after a number of high-profile demonstrations in central London.

The Cambridge University student was photographed hanging from a Union flag on the Cenotaph during the protest against an increase in tuition fees on December 9. He was among thousands who descended on Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square ahead of the key Commons vote.

Gilmour issued an apology the next day, describing his actions as a "moment of idiocy'' and admitting he did not realise the monument in Whitehall commemorated Britain's war dead. He was arrested on December 12.

Gilmour, who has also been on the books of modelling agency Select Model Management, is the son of writer and journalist Polly Samson. His biological father is the poet and playwright Heathcote Williams but he was adopted by Gilmour when his mother remarried.

He's due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on February 10th.


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