"Seconds ago, tattooed, bare-breasted young #C51 protester in #HoC grabbed and removed by security," Liberal MP Joyce Murray tweeted moments after the interruption took place.
"Wow!" added New Democrat MP Peggy Nash, also via Twitter.
"[A] #StopC51 protester just flashed the #HoC from the spectators' gallery shouting No C51 and interrupting a speech on Viet Nam," Nash wrote.
The demonstration came as MPs were debating a Senate-initiated private members' bill to create a "journey to freedom day" to mark the exodus of refugees from Vietnam.
The House public safety committee is set to resume its review of the bill during a two-hour session this evening. Scheduled witnesses include:
- Protect Our Privacy Coalition members OpenMedia, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Free Dominion.
- Simon Fraser University professor Garth Davies.
- Retired senator Hugh Segal.
- Louise Vincent, sister of slain soldier Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.
- Royal Military College professor Christian Leuprecht.
As reported by CBC News, the National Firearms Association was originally slated to appear as part of the Protect Our Privacy Coalition, but pulled out late last week.