Watch the video…
This has gone viral with the biased emphasis that the Queen’s Guard is the rude person for having shoved the woman out of the way.
Engage your critical thinking skills. Why is this woman standing on the wrong side of the rope? Why directly in front of the guard in his path?
However, an army source suggested to HuffPost UK that the incident was “set-up” in an attempt to “provoke” the soldier and capture a video for use on social media.
The source said the rope that was in place was not a “permanent fixture” and was laid out by the soldier’s superior after he had complained that the woman in the video had made several attempts to touch him.
The source claimed the woman had earlier tried to “grab” the soldier’s arm, rifle and bearskin hat and sit in his sentry box, and had been asked to stop.
“The fact that she has stood there (outside the rope) like she didn’t know he (the soldier) was behind her is ridiculous… it appears to be a set-up to make a little video,” the source claimed. READ MORE HERE
A set up to provoke guard into taking action that could be videotaped and shared online in the hopes of it going viral. It’s fake news. It’s exploitation of others in order to get hits.
I think more of us need to start speaking up if we happen to witness this kind of behavior as its happening. I would hope I would have the gumption to have called out, “Hey Idiot! Get out of the way!” so that video is ruined or the truth is more widely known.