- Associated Press - Sunday, December 12, 2010

LONDON (AP) - Police arrested the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour on Sunday after he was photographed climbing a war memorial during violent student protests.

Pictures of 21-year-old Charlie Gilmour swinging from the national flag on the Cenotaph ran in many British newspapers.

Police said a 21-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of violent disorder, theft and “attempted criminal damage of the Union flag on the Cenotaph.”

The arrest took place in Sussex, where Gilmour lives.

British police do not usually name suspects until they are charged.

Cambridge University student Gilmour issued a public apology Friday, saying he felt “nothing but shame” for his behavior.

Also Sunday, a 17-year-old turned himself in at a London police station and was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

Police have made a total of 36 arrests over Thursday’s protests and have released photos of 13 other people they want to question.

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