Two protesters — impersonating wait staff and brandishing anti-climate change placards — made it within a couple of feet behind the prime minister during his Q&A with moderator Iain Black.
It was an example of something activists and protesters call 'creative direct action' which is essentially a creative demonstration used to maximize media and public attention.
According to the protest organizers', Harper and his government can expect a lot more of that sort of thing in 2014.
The group known as 'Shit Harper Did', or SHD, posted this fundraising plea on their website.
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"[On Monday] four of us used radical security-breaching tools such as “black aprons purchased from a thrift store” and “press release emailed to journalists” to ruin a Conservative PR event and create a national media storm that reached millions of people across the country.
Our action gave journalists an opportunity to talk