A man was arrested on Friday night after he approached Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin in Westminster Hall and caused a disturbance among the mourners.
According to eyewitnesses and video footage, the unidentified man, who was in the queue of people filing past the coffin, rushed to the catafalque, pushing aside a seven-year-old girl on the way. He seemed to have touched the coffin and lifted the Royal Standard before being tackled to the ground by police officers.
The Metropolitan Police (Met) said the man was detained by the force’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command following the disturbance at around 10 p.m. on Friday night “for an offence under the Public Order Act.”…
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