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Hero of Canada parliament attack tackles protester in Dublin

DUBLIN (AP) — A Canadian diplomat who became a national hero when he shot an Islamic gunman inside the Ottawa parliament has tussled with a protester at a military ceremony in Dublin.

Kevin Vickers, Canada’s ambassador to Ireland, grabbed a man who was shouting “This is an insult!” near a memorial service for British soldiers killed during a 1916 rebellion against British rule. Vickers grabbed the man and held him before police moved in to arrest the protester.

Vickers was sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian parliament when Michael Zehaf-Bibeau burst into the building on Oct. 22, 2014 after killing a soldier outside. Vickers, a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, and a policeman killed the attacker in a gunfight.

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, right, wrestles with a protester during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin Thursday May 26, 2016. Vickers helped subdue a demonstrator who began chanting ¿insult¿ at the service commemorating more than 100 British soldiers killed trying to suppress the Easter Rising a century ago. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

The Canadian embassy in Dublin declined to comment on Thursday’s incident.

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, right, wrestles with a protester during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the E...

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, right, wrestles with a protester during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin Thursday May 26, 2016. Vickers helped subdue a demonstrator who began chanting ¿insult¿ at the service commemorating more than 100 British soldiers killed trying to suppress the Easter Rising a century ago. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, left, wrestles with a protester during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the Ea...

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, left, wrestles with a protester during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin Thursday May 26, 2016. Vickers helped subdue a demonstrator who began chanting ¿insult¿ at the service commemorating more than 100 British soldiers killed trying to suppress the Easter Rising a century ago. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

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