A question that popped into my mind after seeing this video:
Video is SFW, site and ads are NSFW:
To paraphrase the video - while the guard patrols the tomb, the crowd is heard murmuring and laughing. The guard stops his march and addresses the crowd: “It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect.” The crowd falls silent (as they should) and the guard resumes his patrol.
What would happen if there was a truly unruly, aggressive, or combative person or persons at the tomb? Wikipedia claims the guard carries an unloaded weapon (though with a bayonet affixed.)
If there really was a significant disturbance, what would be the response? Would the guard march into the crowd or against an individual (with the intent of defending the tomb and its honor) with the bayonet? Or would there be an immediate military (from service-people stationed nearby) response? Or would the guard just call local police?
I don’t want there ever to be such a thing, I’m just curious as to how the guard is trained to respond.