Cameras were rolling any time a British Royal Guard on the Tower of London trampled over a child who was in the 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, because the boy’s mom came to their aid. The boy rapidly got back to his foot, seemingly unharmed.
In a statement to the Daily Mail , the Ministry of Defense defended the guardsman’s actions, saying the visitors have been warned of the march in advance.
‘ The Guardsmen on duty warned members of the public that a patrol was approaching but the kid unfortunately ran out in front of the enthusiast unexpectedly.
‘ The soldier tried to step within the child and continued in the duty.
‘ Following the event, the soldier checked in the child and was reassured that all was well. ‘
Debates ensued online regarding whether the soldier could have avoided the situation, or whether the boy or his parents’ carelessness prompted the mishap.