Paul Weston was on the steps of Winchester Guildhall with a megaphone addressing passers-by. Asked by a woman who came out of Guildhall if he had authorization, he answered, "No." She responded, "That's disgusting." He was arrested within an hour.
Well, he was being annoying.
In the comments:
The book is called “The River War” and was first published in 1899. The passage Weston read out aloud is in the original 1899 edition (now a rare book accessible only in some old libraries), but was removed from the later abridged edition which is the one most readily available.
Unfortunately, the Gutenberg project people have not been able to obtain a copy of the 1899 edition to digitize it and place online; they were only able to get hold of the later abridged edition.