The student who threw eggs at the king is no longer allowed to wear them in public

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

As the king and his wife shook hands, cheered by the British who came to greet them, the young environmental activist threw several eggs at Charles, narrowly missing him. Speaks in The mirror, Patrick Thelwell claimed he was held in custody until 10pm and was released on condition that he no longer approach the king or carry eggs in public. He can still buy eggs when he goes shopping, he tells the newspaper.

A country “built with the blood of slaves”

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

“People pulled my hair out, they spat on me,” he recounted Mirror, who claim 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, adored by Britons throughout her 70-year reign. However, he has experienced a resurgence in popularity since becoming king.

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