The student who was arrested in Britain on Wednesday 9 November for throwing eggs at King Charles III has been released. However, he is prohibited from wearing them in public.
Watch out for eggs. While King Charles III and his wife Camilla were traveling to York in northern England on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, a student wanted to express his displeasure. Patrick Thelwell, a 23-year-old environmental activist, threw several eggs in the direction of the royal couple. Arrested after this incident, the young man claimed in the columns of The Mirror to have been detained until
A young British university student was arrested for throwing eggs at King Charles III.
He was later released on bail on the condition that he would not carry eggs in public pic.twitter.com/eG2V1rdrlJ
— DW News (@dwnews) 10 November 2022
Patrick Thelwell is not just a student. He is actually also a former candidate for the Green Party and an activist in the group Extinction Rebellion. When he threw the eggs at King Charles III and his wife, he wanted to express his anti-monarchist ideas and shouted that Britain had been “built with the blood of slaves”.
According to the student, the people who came en masse to greet the royal couple would have become aggressive towards him: “People pulled my hair, they spat on me,” he said.
The story ends pretty well for Patrick Thelwell. He was released a few hours after his arrest under conditions: he is no longer allowed to approach the king and it is forbidden to carry eggs on him in public. However, he would be allowed to buy eggs while shopping.