Jonnie Marbles (real name Jonathan May-Bowles), the blogger, Twitter enthusiast and Rupert Murdoch attacker is elusive to say the least. His blog, titled "Anarch*ist," with tagline, "Because the state's not gonna smash itself," claims the following:
Jonnie Marbles is not the real name of this writer, comedian, activist and blogger.
A Twitvid bio reads quite similarly:
Activist, comedian, father figure and all-round nonsense. Tweeting in an impersonal capacity.
The Twitvid account provides some insight into the man's interests. Nine months ago, a video posted by @JonnieMarbles shows a man (who may, indeed, be Marbles) on camera discussing a police protest. Watch below:
Here's another video in which the same man burns his UK election "ballot":
And here -- just so people aren't confused -- he explains why he burned the ballot:
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Just before today's incident in Parliament, Marbles sent the following Tweet:
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Previous Tweets showed Marbles' fixation on the Murdoch case:
Update: UK Uncut, a protest group that opposes public service cuts, sent the following Tweets denying involvement in the incident about 40 minutes ago:
Some are saying that Marbles is a supporter of UK Uncut. Back in December, the two parties had a friendly Twitter "conversation":
Also, it looks like Marbles has performed for UK Uncut comedy events in the past. You'll find his name listed on their site here, with the following description: "He likes comedy. He likes politics. You'll like him."
BuzzFeed posted some of Marbles' standup comedy. Check it out, below:
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