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Student who threw eggs at Charles III opened a fundraiser to pay legal costs

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Extinction Rebellion activist Patrick Thelwell, who threw eggs on King Charles III of Great Britain and Queen Consort Camilla, has opened a fundraiser on an American commercial crowdfunding platform. In order to cover his legal costs, the 23-year-old young man was determined to raise £10,000.

He managed to get £178. 18 people responded to his call. Later, the fundraising page was closed, writes Daily Mail.

The York University master’s student claims he faces a £5,000 fine, legal costs and up to six months in prison. He explains his act by saying that he acted “in solidarity with all people around the world who are tired of living in a society that punishes the weak and poor and rewards the rich and cruel.”

9 November during the royal couple’s visit to York for Charles III and Camilla Parker-Bowles chicken eggs flew. The audience reacted to this situation with the words “God save the king” and “Shame” to the protester. The young man was detained. Patrick Thelwell forbidden to approach to the monarch at 500 meters. He is also not allowed to carry eggs in public.

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