York: Student arrested after eggs thrown at King Charles

A man has been arrested after eggs were thrown at the King and Queen Consort during a visit to York.

A protester was restrained by police as crowds gathered at Micklegate Bar, the traditional royal entrance into the city, to greet the couple.

The 23-year-old was heard to shout “this country was built on the blood of slaves” as he was restrained.

The man, a University of York student, was held on suspicion of a public order offence and remains in custody.

People in the crowd started chanting “God save the King” and “shame on you” at the demonstrator.