Police Release Footage of Attack on Prince Charles and Camilla's Motorcade (VIDEO)

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, react as their car is attacked, in London, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. An Associated Press photographer saw demonstrators kick the car on Regent Street, in the heart of London's shopping district. No one was injured. AP Photo/Matt Dunham

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, react as their car is attacked, in London, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. An Associated Press photographer saw demonstrators kick the car on Regent Street, in the heart of London's shopping district. No one was injured.
AP Photo/Matt Dunham

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, were on their way to the theater in early December when a mob of angry students protesting tuition hikes set upon their royal limousine, striking it with fists, sticks and bottles.

In the frenzy, some chanted: "Off with their heads!"

Now, London's Metropolitan Police Service have released CCTV footage of the attack in the hope they will be able to identify some of the assailants.

In a Statement, Police said: "Although the images are grainy, officers believe members of the public will be able to recognise the individuals featured. Anybody who knows any of those pictured, or any others who may have broken the law during student protests in November and December, should contact the Operation Malone investigation team," looking into the violence around student protests.

The video highlights the actions of one unidentified woman and two men who directly attacked either the royal limo or other vehicles in the convoy.

Watch the Metropolitan Police Service's Video of the Attack on Charles and Camilla Here.

Detective Chief Superintendent Matthew Horne, said:

"The student protests saw a number of incidents of violence escalate across central London. Police officers were attacked, and buildings and shops had their windows smashed, amongst other acts of vandalism, including an attack on the royal convoy. We believe that most of the people whose pictures we have released today may have committed serious offences of violent disorder and criminal damage."

Thousands of other students held demonstrations and sit-ins throughout the country in early December over government plans to raise tuition to roughly $14,000 per year. Students marching through central London banged drums, attacked shops and political offices, waved placards and chanted "education is not for sale," as weeks of nationwide protests reached a crescendo during the attack on the royal limo.


  • Joshua Norman

    Joshua Norman is a Senior Editor at CBSNews.com.

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