The young Englishman who was arrested on Wednesday after throwing an egg at King Charles and his wife, Camilla, has been released but police have banned him from carrying such items in public in the future, media reported Thursday British according to AFP.
Patrick Thelwell, a 23-year-old student, was arrested by British police on Wednesday morning following the incident on a street in the northern English city of York where King Charles III was attending an event with his wife, Camilla, informs Agerpres.
As the sovereign and his wife waved to the cheering crowd, the young environmental activist threw an egg at the king, shouting that Britain was “built on the blood of slaves”, according to the Daily Mail. The egg did not hit King Charles, but “landed” on the tarmac.
The young man was immediately immobilized, and the spectators began to boo him in chorus and shout “shame”. Patrick Thelwell is a former Green Party candidate as well as a member of the environmental group Extinction Rebellion.
Patrick Thelwell told the Mirror he was detained until 10 p.m. local time and released on condition he no longer comes near King Charles or carries eggs in public. However, he was allowed to buy eggs when shopping, he also told the British publication.