Canadian ambassador Kevin Vickers tackles protester at Easter Rising event in Dublin – BBC News

Media captionKevin Vickers was the first to intervene at Thursday’s event in Dublin – footage courtesy of RT

The Canadian ambassador to Ireland has tackled a protester who tried to disrupt a ceremony to honour British soldiers killed during the 1916 Easter Rising.

In his previous role as the sergeant-at-arms in the Canadian parliament, Kevin Vickers shot dead a gunman who rampaged through the building in 2014.

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Image caption Mr Vickers wrestled with the protester who interrupted the ceremony

He was the first to intervene at Thursday’s event in Dublin.

It was attended by members of the British and Irish armed forces.

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Image caption Mr Vickers pulled the man away from the centre of the commemoration

Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan and the British ambassador Dominick Chilcott were also present at the event in Grangegorman Military Ceremony.

It was reported that during speeches the protester jumped up from seating reserved for invited guests and shouted that the ceremony was an “insult”.

Irish state broadcaster RT said Mr Vickers was able to pull the protester away before the man was handcuffed and arrested by police.

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Image caption The incident happened at Grangegorman Military Ceremony in Dublin

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk

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