King Arthur Chucked Out of Stonehenge

County council dragons aim to slay druid's protest
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2009 2:33 AM CDT
King Arthur Chucked Out of Stonehenge
An archaeology student is silhouetted among the stones whilst he works at Stonehenge in Amesbury, England.    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth/file)

A British court has ordered King Arthur to stop hanging around Stonehenge, the Daily Telegraph reports. The pagan protester—who legally changed his name to King Arthur Pendragon decades ago—has been camped near the ancient stone site since last June. He argues that the site should be open to all and that people should be allowed to walk right up to the stones.

“It's a complete travesty and there was simply no justice in today's ruling," said Pendragon, flanked by fellow druids in robes outside the court. The former soldier and Hell's Angel, who says the fence around Stonehenge "holds it in a stranglehold like a snared animal," vowed to return today to continue his vigil despite being barred from the site. (More King Arthur stories.)

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