Saudi state media said, Britain has apologized after an egg was thrown at a Saudi General during a visit to London. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the Saudi king and the country’s defence minister, to apologize for “the attack on General Ahmed Assiri, counselor to the prince, by protesters,” the state-run news agency said.
Video posted on Twitter showed anti-war activist Sam Walton approaching Assiri, putting his hand on the general’s shoulder and announcing he was placing him under citizen’s arrest before being pushed aside by security personnel. Another protester followed Assiri’s security detail to the entrance of a building, where he threw an egg that hit the general in the back.
Rights groups have harshly criticized Saudi Arabia over its military intervention in Yemen.