If members of the public get in the way of their duties, the guards are allowed to shout at people to get them to move out of the way.
They have previously shoved people when their warnings aren’t heeded, and many videos on YouTube also show this practice in action.
Speaking with Indy100, an Army spokesperson said the following: “The Guardsmen on duty warned members of the public that a patrol was approaching but the child, unfortunately, ran out in front of the soldier unexpectedly. The soldier tried to step over the child and continued on his duty. Following the incident, the soldier checked on the child and was reassured that all was well.”
This article was updated on 30 December to include a comment from a Ministry of Defence Army spokesperson.