Veteran anti-royalist Castislav Sam Bracanov has struck again. The 77-year-old Croatian national, who resides in New Zealand, was arrested by police on Tuesday in Auckland after throwing a bucket of mud over the city’s former Mayor…
Former Auckland Mayor and Cabinet Minister John Banks was ambushed by Bracanov as he was entering a court-house where he is currently on trial for falsifying electoral returns. Bank’s trial was held up for a couple of hours after Bracanov emptied the bucket of mud he was carrying all over Bank’s and his suit. Bracanov appeared in court later in the day and pleaded not guilty to a charge of common assault.
“This is not an insult. It’s revenge,” said Bracanov, adding that he was just getting even with the former Minister of Police who he accuses of being responsible of fining him an excessive amount of money back in 1994 when he was arrested for an attack on a visiting Prince Charles.
Bracanov was fined $10,000 after he was arrested for spraying air freshener at Prince Charles to “remove the stink of royalty” during his royal visit of New Zealand. In court on Tuesday the renowned activist said that he is now even with Banks after blaming him for the hefty fine, saying that $1,000 was a fair amount.
Bracanov’s long list of incidents include throwing a bucket of horse manure at a car with Spain’s King Juan Carlos in it in 1988 in New Zealand. He was also arrested by police for planning to throw horse manure at Prince Charles on his visit to New Zealand in 2012. (pic: screenshot)