Have your say: Is Kevin Vickers a ‘hero’?

The Canadian ambassador to Ireland tackled a protester at a 1916 event in Dublin

Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers is being hailed by some as a "hero" after he grabbed a protester and assisted with his arrest on Thursday at a commemoration service for British soldiers killed in the Easter Rising.

"Who needs superheroes when you've got Kevin Vickers?" the former Canadian defence minister Jason Kenney tweeted. Fellow Canadian MP Michelle Rempel tweeted: "Listen world, don't mess with Kevin Vickers."

Others hailed his exploits under a newly-acquired nickname: The “AmBadAssador”.

However, not everyone is pleased with his actions, with some saying it is not the role of an ambassador, as a Canada’s representative in Ireland, to act like a member of security at an official event.


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