VIDEO: Canadian Ambassador to Ireland tackles protester at ceremony in Dublin to honour soldiers killed in 1916
Not something that you see everyday.
The Canadian Ambassador to Ireland has tackled a protester that tried to disrupt a ceremony to honour British soldiers that were killed in 1916. Kevin Vickers intervened and pulled a man away from the centre of the commemoration.
Vickers has a history of taking decisive action, he shot the Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he stormed Parliament Hill in 2014.
RTÉ are reporting that the male protester stood up during the event and shouted, "this is an insult" before launching into a speech about the Craigavon Two.
Today's ceremony was taking place at Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin and was attended by Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan, the British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott, and members of the Irish and British armed forces.
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