Fine for a young man who threw an egg at King Charles III

A 21-year-old man was fined 100 pounds (about 112 euros) on Friday for throwing an egg at the king in December Charles III during a trip he considered “in bad taste”. Before the Court of Westminster in London, Harry Spartacus May, accused of breach of public order, had pleaded guilty to the acts of which he was accused.

During the hearing, the prosecutor claimed that he had explained his act to the police officers who had arrested and questioned him, saying that the monarch’s visit to the “poor town” of Luton, north of London, December 6 was according to him “in bad taste”. During this visit to Luton, Charles III had met with town officials, charities and visited a new Sikh temple.

Another egg thrower tried on January 20

“You targeted someone. Regardless of your motives, ”retorted the judge. Present at the hearing, the young man who wore glasses and a navy blue jacket did not show any particular emotion on reading the facts with which he was charged. According to his lawyer, he “deeply regrets” his gesture. In addition to the fine, Harry May will have to pay 85 pounds in court costs.

In early November, a 23-year-old man was arrested in York, northern England, after throwing eggs at the new ruler as he walked and shook hands in the city center in company of his wife Camilla. Charged with “threatening behavior”, he is due to appear on January 20 before a court in york.

“This country was built with the blood of slaves”, he would have shouted before being arrested by several police officers, at a time when the United Kingdom is increasingly confronted with its slavery and colonialist past. The suspect was later released on bail. Arrived on the throne in September after the death of Elizabeth II, Charles III is much less popular than his mother and sees the beginning of his reign shaken by the publication of the explosive memoirs of his son Harry.

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