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    Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:55:18

    Son of Pink Floyd Guitarist Appealing Prison Sentence - He is serving 16-months for causing unrest and violent disorder during student riots

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    The song of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is supporting his son as he appeals his "harsh" prison sentence for violent disorder during student protests last December, according to WENN.

    Charlie Gilmour is currently serving a 16-month sentence behind bars after he was caught on camera causing havoc in the British capital as part of a demonstration over an increase in university tuition fees. His antics included swinging from a flag on the Cenotaph war memorial and urging fellow protesters to "storm Parliament!" He's an anarchist, it seems!

    A lawyer for Gilmour, 21, told the Court of Appeal that Gilmour was aware of the "significance" of the monument, but had not realized he was dangling from a war memorial.

    Judges were also told by defense QC, David Spens, how Gilmour had taken psychedelic drug LSD prior to the protests, but argued the student had "successfully reformed and rehabilitated himself" and addressed his "underlying drug and alcohol problems."

    Judges are expected to make a decision on Gilmour's appeal application next week.

    Do you think Charlie Gilmour's sentence was too harsh?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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