Bizarre James O'Brien call involving a 'gorilla cage' and an anti-lockdown protester

26 April 2021, 14:15 | Updated: 26 April 2021, 15:20

EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

This is the clash between James O'Brien and an anti-lockdown protester which LBC listeners branded 'ludicrous' and 'deluded'.

After a protest which saw thousands march in London demonstrating against vaccine passports and coronavirus lockdown restrictions, one of those present called LBC.

When James pressed the caller trying to clarify exactly what he was protesting about the answer was somewhat confusing.

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"I was there because I'm entitled to be there, my Bill of Rights and the acts of settlement, which are ancient English laws enable me to do what I want and go where I want when I want."

But James pondered if this would allow the caller to "go into the Gorilla closure at London Zoo."

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In a bizarre twist, the caller claimed that his rights would allow him to come into the LBC studios and sit in James' chair and present his show.

Again, James asked the caller if he would be able to go into the gorilla enclosure, under his 'Bill of Rights."

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"You're already in there, I can't fit in it cos you're already in there," was the reply.

The discourse ended with the caller telling the LBC presenter "we are going to take back our country and you are a fascist."

But the LBC listeners took to social media to criticise the caller and his comments with one branding him one of the most "deluded callers" in years.

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