May Day riot Eton boy detained

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A former Eton schoolboy-turned-anarchist who took part in the May Day riots was today ordered to serve six months detention.

A former Eton schoolboy-turned-anarchist who took part in the May Day riots was today ordered to serve six months detention.

The boy, who cannot be named, threw a chair at a McDonald's burger bar and wore a T-shirt urging the Queen Mother "hurry up and die".

The 17-year-old was kissed on the back of his head by his professor father as he was sentenced at West London Youth Court.

He had earlier admitted charges of violent disorder and criminal damage following the demonstrations in central London.

The court heard how police captured the teenager on video as he damaged a metal barrier near Downing Street, kicked a window outside McDonald's, threw a chair and later hurled bottles at the police.

He was identified on film by his distinctive wizard-style hat, black T-shirt, black gloves, and bright yellow bag.

Mark Ashford, defending, said the boy did not visit London intending to cause trouble but had been caught up in the hysteria.

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