04/09/2016 13:05 BST | Updated 04/09/2016 13:09 BST

Man Charged Over Theft Of Eddie Izzard’s Pink Beret At 'We Are Europe' Rally

But police have had to seize the hat for evidence.

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Police have charged a man with theft after Eddie Izzard's hat was taken

A man has been charged with theft after Eddie Izzard’s pink beret was snatched during a pro-EU rally.

The comedian had given chase after his beret was taken during a ‘We Are Europe’ protest on Saturday. 

The incident occurred outside the gates of Downing Street on Whitehall.

The moment when Izzard lurched forward for his hat

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said David Czerwonko, 26, of Clitherow Road, Brentford, has been charged with theft.

He has been bailed until September 19 when he is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Although Izzard had managed to reclaim his beret, the head-gear was taken away by police as evidence.

He was one of thousands who took to the streets in major cities across the country demanding a halt to Brexit plans.

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Izzard joined thousands of others, including Peter Tatchell, on the 'We Are Europe' march

They are also asking for voters to be consulted at every stage of the negotiations.

The marches are backed by figures including the new co-leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas, Labour’s Chuka Umunna and writer Owen Jones. 

Campaigners marched from Hyde Park and through Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, where a debate on whether a second EU referendum will be held on Monday.