Cameras were rolling when a British Royal Guard at the Tower of London trampled over a child who was in his way.
Viral footage uploaded to TikTok showed two Guardsmen marching about, as one shouts, “Make way!” while proceeding to trample a little boy.
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A crowd of onlookers gasped at the incident, as the boy’s mom came to his aid. The boy quickly got back to his feet, seemingly unharmed.
In a statement to the Daily Mail, the Ministry of Defense defended the guardsman’s actions, saying the visitors had been warned of the march ahead of time.
‘The Guardsmen on duty warned members of the public that a patrol was approaching but the child unfortunately ran out in front of the soldier unexpectedly.
‘The soldier tried to step over the child and continued on his duty.
‘Following the incident, the soldier checked on the child and was reassured that all was well.’
Debates ensued online as to whether the soldier could have avoided the situation, or whether the boy or his parents’ negligence prompted the mishap.