UK Student Who Threw Eggs at King Banned from Carrying Eggs in Public

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Protester Patrick Thelwell is arrested after throwing an egg near King Charles III

EGGS: He can still buy eggs when he goes shopping

From carrying a weapon to carrying an egg… The student arrested on Wednesday in the United Kingdom for throwing eggs at King Charles III has been released but the police have forbidden him to carry them in public in the future, reported this Thursday the British press. Patrick Thelwell, 23, was arrested by police on Wednesday morning after the incident on the streets of York, in the north of England, where the king was travelling with his wife Camilla.

As the king and his wife shook hands, cheered by Britons who came to greet them, the young environmental activist threw several eggs at Charles, narrowly missing him. Speaking in The Mirror , Patrick Thelwell claimed he was held in custody until 10 p.m. and was released on condition that he no longer come near the King and carry no more eggs in public. He can still buy eggs when he goes shopping, he told the newspaper.

A country “built with the blood of slaves”

Patrick Thelwell is a former Green Party candidate and also an activist with the environmental group Extinction Rebellion. At the time of the incident, he had voiced his anti-monarchist views and shouted that the UK “was built with the blood of slaves  “. According to him, the onlookers who came to cheer the king were furious with him and “screamed with rage”.

“People were pulling my hair out, they were spitting on me,” he told the Mirror, claiming to have received death threats. Charles III, 73, who will be crowned in May eight months after taking the throne, is less popular than his late mother, who was adored by Britons throughout her 70-year reign. However, he has experienced a resurgence in popularity since becoming king.

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