Britain puts armed soldiers at London tourist attraction after Canada attack

(Lifeguards of the Household Cavalry parade during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London June 14, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor)

(Reuters) – Armed soldiers have been deployed at a top tourist attraction in the heart of London’s government district as a precautionary measure after an Islamist gunman attacked the Canadian parliament last week, a military source said on Tuesday.

The source told Reuters that the decision to deploy the troops at the entrance to Horse Guards Parade in London’s Whitehall was not motivated by a specific threat but was designed to be a visible deterrent.

Large throngs of tourists gather each day at Horse Guards, a short distance from Prime Minister David Cameron’s official residence, to watch the ceremonial changing of the guard.

The source said the decision had been taken by a local military commander in response to events in Canada last week, when a soldier standing guard at an Ottawa war memorial was fatally shot by a man police said was a radical recent convert to Islam who then charged into the parliament building…

But it is all worth it! For our idiotic leaders, it is “Diversity über alles”. Don’t even think of slowing down those precious diverse individuals arriving daily on our shores.

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