(LONDON) A 23-year-old British student was sentenced to 100 hours of community service on Friday after being found guilty of the offense of threatening or offensive behavior for throwing eggs at King Charles III in York (North London). England) in the fall.

Arrested on November 9 by the police, Patrick Thelwell was tried on Friday by the York court, after having thrown at least five eggs in the direction of the monarch during a stroll of it, accompanied by his wife the queen Consort Camilla. However, all had missed their target. He then shouted “the king is a pedophile!” “.

The young man had pleaded not guilty, arguing that his act of “low intensity violence” was legal in that it constituted an act of defense against “violence carried out by the British State”.

In January, a 21-year-old man was fined £100 (about $165 Canadian) for throwing an egg at the king in December during a trip to the impoverished north London town of Luton.

Less popular than his mother Elizabeth II, whom he succeeded in September, King Charles, 74, is to be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in the British capital.

Several of his recent moves have been targeted by a few anti-monarchist protesters who held up signs that read “not my king”.