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Student suspected of throwing eggs at King Charles launches bid to raise £10,000 to pay legal bills


The Extinction Rebellion The activist suspected of throwing eggs at King Charles last night launched a GoFundMe page in an attempt to raise £10,000 for his ‘legal fees’.

Patrick Thelwell, 23, managed to raise £178 in his goal after receiving donations from 18 people – but the page was taken down this morning.

It happened after he was arrested after allegedly throwing at least four eggs at Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, during a public outing in York on Wednesday.

In an appeal titled ‘Patrick’s Legal Fee Fundraiser’, the master’s student in International Relations – at York University – claims he is facing a £5,000 fine and up to up to six months in prison.

Thelwell brazen posted a page on his personal Instagram account with a photo of him holding an egg while beaming. He told his followers that he received death threats when he admitted to performing the stunt.

Thelwell said he acted ‘in solidarity with all those worldwide who are fed up of living in a society that punishes the weak and the poor, and rewards the rich and the wicked. ”

He added: ‘If you’d like to contribute to my legal costs, there’s a link in my bio. Any support will be greatly appreciated.

‘I’m currently looking at a potential £5,000 fine plus costs and possibly up to six months in jail… Solidarity with you all! “

Thelwell said he was prohibited from carrying eggs in public or going within 500 meters of the king.

Patrick Thelwell, 23, raised £178 for his cause after receiving donations from 18 people - before the page was taken down this morning.  He plugged the page on his personal Instagram account along with a photo of himself with an egg (pictured)

Patrick Thelwell, 23, raised £178 for his cause after receiving donations from 18 people - before the page was taken down this morning.  He plugged the page on his personal Instagram account along with a photo of himself with an egg (pictured)

Patrick Thelwell, 23, raised £178 for his cause after receiving donations from 18 people – before the page was taken down this morning. He plugged the page on his personal Instagram account along with a photo of himself with an egg (pictured)

Thelwell said he acted 'in solidarity with all those worldwide who are tired of living in a society that punishes the weak and the poor, and rewards the rich and the wicked'

Thelwell said he acted 'in solidarity with all those worldwide who are tired of living in a society that punishes the weak and the poor, and rewards the rich and the wicked'

Thelwell said he acted ‘in solidarity with all those worldwide who are tired of living in a society that punishes the weak and the poor, and rewards the rich and the wicked’

Footage captures the moment eggs flew over King Charles as he was greeted by city leaders in central York yesterday

Footage captures the moment eggs flew over King Charles as he was greeted by city leaders in central York yesterday

Footage captures the moment eggs flew over King Charles as he was greeted by city leaders in central York yesterday

In an appeal titled 'Patrick's Legal Fee Fundraiser', the international relations master's student at York University claims he is facing a £5,000 fine and up to six months in prison.

In an appeal titled 'Patrick's Legal Fee Fundraiser', the international relations master's student at York University claims he is facing a £5,000 fine and up to six months in prison.

In an appeal titled ‘Patrick’s Legal Fee Fundraiser’, the international relations master’s student at York University claims he is facing a £5,000 fine and up to six months in prison.

The eggs missed the pair, and Thelwell was wrestled to the ground by police as onlookers shouted ‘God save the king’ and ‘hip, hip, hooray’.

Yesterday, Thelwell claimed the crowd had ‘lost their minds’ following the incident and ‘spoiled’ and ‘pulled my hair’.

He claimed the ‘fascists’ were ‘screaming and crying with pure rage but said it was undeterred because: ‘This is not my first game’.

‘After I was arrested, the experience of that crowd was literally screaming and wailing with pure rage,’ he said mirror.

‘Saying that my head is as strong as a nail, that I should be killed on the spot. It doesn’t mix me up because I understand what fascism is, what it looks like. ‘

Thelwell claims he received a wave of abusive messages on social media, including death threats.

He said his bail conditions included staying at least 500 meters away from the King and not being allowed to possess any eggs in public.

Patrick Thelwell, 23, laid at least four eggs on Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, during a public outing in York yesterday

Patrick Thelwell, 23, laid at least four eggs on Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, during a public outing in York yesterday

Patrick Thelwell, 23, laid at least four eggs on Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, during a public outing in York yesterday

GoFundMe page was taken down this morning

GoFundMe page was taken down this morning

GoFundMe page was taken down this morning

Thelwell (top left) throws eggs at King Charles (right) and the Queen (left) as they arrive for service at Micklegate Bar

Thelwell (top left) throws eggs at King Charles (right) and the Queen (left) as they arrive for service at Micklegate Bar

Thelwell (top left) throws eggs at King Charles (right) and the Queen (left) as they arrive for service at Micklegate Bar

He said the condition was eventually changed so he could go grocery shopping.

The student said he has been charged with a Section 4 public order violation and will appear in court on December 1.

Thelwell has previously described being arrested for disrupting public order as ‘the most enjoyable and rewarding experience of my life’.

He has also previously expressed republican views, tweeting that he will ‘not bow to the new false king’ when the Queen dies.

In an online biography, the former president of York University society tells of his involvement in Left-wing politics.

Thelwell was the Green Party candidate in the 2019 local election for the Hull Ward in York, now controlled by Labor.

His policy proposals include creating ‘an economy based on mutual aid, sustainability and our own food growth’ and pushing for York council to reduce its carbon footprint.

Thelwell shouted 'this country is built on the blood of slaves' before he was hauled by police into a waiting lorry

Thelwell shouted 'this country is built on the blood of slaves' before he was hauled by police into a waiting lorry

Thelwell shouted ‘this country is built on the blood of slaves’ before he was hauled by police into a waiting lorry

King Charles held several audiences at Buckingham Palace yesterday, including this one with Bader Mohammad Al Awadi, the ambassador to Kuwait

King Charles held several audiences at Buckingham Palace yesterday, including this one with Bader Mohammad Al Awadi, the ambassador to Kuwait

King Charles held several audiences at Buckingham Palace yesterday, including this one with Bader Mohammad Al Awadi, the ambassador to Kuwait

Charles is kissed by King Abdullah II of Jordan during an audience on Thursday

Charles is kissed by King Abdullah II of Jordan during an audience on Thursday

Charles is kissed by King Abdullah II of Jordan during an audience on Thursday

In an online biography, Thelwell boasts of his long involvement in Left-wing politics, which began in 2015 when he campaigned to oust Tory congressman Esther McVey from her seat in Merseyside because of her political views. her point about benefits

In an online biography, Thelwell boasts of his long involvement in Left-wing politics, which began in 2015 when he campaigned to oust Tory congressman Esther McVey from her seat in Merseyside because of her political views. her point about benefits

In an online biography, Thelwell boasts of his long involvement in Left-wing politics, which began in 2015 when he campaigned to oust Tory congressman Esther McVey from her seat in Merseyside because of her political views. her point about benefits

Yesterday, on the Micklegate Bar in York, Thelwell was beaten to the ground by four policemen screaming ‘this country is built on the blood of slaves’. Meanwhile, onlookers shouted ‘God save the king’ and ‘shame on you’.

Footage shows the cluster of eggs flying over His Majesty and bursting on the ground beside him as he is greeted by city leaders. Charles glanced around to see the broken eggs, but barely reacted.

Thelwell participated in many student demonstrations while studying for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

He staged a hire and squat strike at two different venues in York, including a former music venue that he had turned into a ‘radical library’. Riot police eventually kicked out his group.

He said York Mix after the 2021 raid: “They kicked my door. They kicked me in the head. My girlfriend is crying without tears.”

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed a 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.



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