Anti-royalist Sam Bracanov says he had
planned to throw a bucket of horse manure at the Prince of
Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall before he was arrested
Bracanov, 76, said today it had been his first chance to
protest against the royals after his plan to spray an aerosol
at Prince William last year was thwarted by police.
Bracanov told media outside Auckland District Court today
that police officers had tricked him by driving him "far
away" from where Prince William was visiting during the young
royal's visit in March last year.
Bracanov's alleged plan yesterday was also foiled when he was
arrested on Auckland's Queen St after security cameras
allegedly caught him in the city with his bucket of manure.
The royal couple were due to arrive for a walkabout to meet
the public shortly after he was arrested just after midday.
The Yugoslavia-born protester said that he would not follow
Prince Charles or Camilla for the rest of their New Zealand
tour after Community Magistrate Jan Holmes today ordered him
to stay 500m away from the royal pair.
"Once [Prince Charles] goes away from Auckland I'm not going
after him," Bracanov said.
"Once is enough. And then there's always next time, there
will always be next time.
"Next time I might be successful."
Bracanov was granted bail after pleading not guilty in
Auckland District Court to a charge of preparing to commit a
crime against the Prince and Duchess.
Bracanov, whose full name is Castislav Bracanov, said
pleading guilty would endorse the royal family and what he
described as them stealing money from New Zealanders.
He said he had paid $2 for the bucket of manure.
"I tried to give them what they're qualified with. They're
qualified not with their brain, they're qualified with their
body," Bracanov said.
"You've got to respect what brain produce, not body. Body
produce go to the toilet, so I prepared bucket of s***."
Bracanov said he had been in jail seven times for incidents
involving members of the royal family and was not bothered by
the order to stay away from them.
"I won't do it [again this week], I've done it once. I was
not successful but there's always next time," he said.
"You can't be always successful."