UK police have arrested a university student for attempting to egg King Charles and the Queen Consort Camilla to protest the UK’s history of slavery.
The 23-year-old man, a student at the University of York, threw multiple eggs at the royal couple and booed them while they were on a visit to York on Wednesday Nov. 9.
He was then restrained by police while he shouted “this country was built on the blood of slaves.”
As the eggs continued to fly past him, King Charles continued shaking hands with officials, only pausing briefly to look at the broken egg shells on the ground.
He did pause to take a look at the cracked shells on the ground, according to the BBC.
A witness told the BBC that she was enjoying the visit when she heard “some booing and eggs flying”.
“About five eggs he’d managed to send,” she said.
The couple had been on a visit to the city to unveil a statue of Charles’ mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, which is the first statue to be installed since her death.