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Man arrested after egg 'thrown in direction' of King during walkabout

Man arrested after egg 'thrown in direction' of King during walkabout

A man in his 20s has been arrested

A man in his 20s has been arrested after an egg was reportedly 'thrown in the direction' of King Charles III during his walkabout.

The suspect is arrested on suspicion of common assault, Bedfordshire Police have said.

He was arrested in St George’s Square in Luton on Tuesday and is currently in custody for questioning.

Security staff ushered the King away from crowds outside Luton Town Hall shortly after arriving.

King Charles later resumed shaking hands with members of the public and was moved to a different area.

King Charles III met airport staff during a visit to Luton Airport.
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A similar incident occurred earlier this year when student Patrick Thelwell, 23, pelted eggs at The King and Queen Consort.

The Royal couple managed to narrowly miss getting egged.

At the time, North Yorkshire Police said: "Here is an update following an arrest during yesterday’s Royal Visit.

"Yesterday, we arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of a public order offence during the Royal visit.

"The man has been interviewed and released on police bail.

"He was detained following an incident which occurred as King Charles III and the Queen Consort arrived at Micklegate Bar in York yesterday."

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Thelwell also exclusively told The Mirror: "I was let out at 10pm so it wasn’t that bad, really. My friends were waiting for me. My solicitor was very good.

"After I was arrested, the experience of that crowd - literally screaming and wailing with pure rage. Saying that my head should be on a spike, that I should be murdered on the spot.

"It doesn't phase me because I understand what fascism is, what it looks like.

"People were ripping chunks of my hair out, they were spitting at me. People lost their minds.

"It's just so revealing to see when you challenge someone’s beliefs in that way, the belief of the superiority of this man’s blood."

Explaining why he did what he did, the 23-year-old said: "I did what I did because I don't believe in kings. I believe in the equality of all people."

He added: "I believe in democracy and solidarity with all the world's people who are suffering right now in large part because of conditions created by the British state.

“The United Kingdom as a whole, needs to be abolished, dissolved and its assets given as reparations to help the world and build resilience to the climate breakout that we have caused.

"It's time for the people of the world to unite and have the revolution that we desperately need to survive."

Featured Image Credit: Yorkshire Pics / Alamy Stock Photo / GRANT ROONEY PREMIUM / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: King Charles III, Royal Family