The guards in ceremonial uniforms at a popular London tourist attraction have been joined by soldiers armed with assault rifles and wearing camouflage. The presence of the armed troops at the entrance to Horse Guards Parade, close to Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament, comes after the shooting of a soldier in Canada last week.
London tourists gather there to watch the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony, which is usually protected only by ceremonial soldiers of the Household Cavalry Regiment.
ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London.
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