Category: World / September 26, 2012 4:25 PM EDT
Trenton Oldfield, the protester who disrupted the University Boat Race, was found guilty of causing a public nuisance on Wednesday. Wearing a wet-suit the 36 year old swam into the path of boats during the annual Oxford-Cambridge race on the River Thames in April.
The race which was delayed by an hour and a half when Oxford broke an oar was eventually won by Cambridge. Australian Oldfield, who moved to the UK in 2001, was found guilty by the court and now he could serve jail time when he is sentenced on October 19th.
Speaking outside the court Oldfield claimed he disrupted the race in protest at government spending cuts:
"As inequalities increase across Britain and much of the world so does the criminalization of protest. My solidarity is with everyone working towards a more equitable society everywhere,"