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David Cameron Heckled By Olympics Volunteer
David Cameron was told he should be "ashamed of himself" as he was heckled by a London 2012 volunteer during a speech marking one month to the start of the Olympics.
The Prime Minister had only just started talking to about 200 official Games Maker volunteers at a uniform warehouse in east London when the man stepped forward.
Dressed in the purple and orange official uniform, the man shouted: "Shame on you, David Cameron - you are crippling the poor in London. Shame on you..."
As Mr Cameron pleaded with the man not to "spoil" the occasion, the protester tried to continue to speak but his words were drowned out by the other volunteers. He was then ushered out.
There are 70,000 Games Makers who have been signed up to work at the Olympics.
They are intended to be the welcoming face of the Games and will perform a variety of tasks from greeting visitors to transporting athletes and working with the technology team to ensure results get displayed quickly.
Mr Cameron, who was standing on a podium, responded to the incident by saying: "This is not about politics. This is about Britain. It is about volunteering. It is about our country. It is about a successful Olympics."
No further information was given about the volunteer but officials said he would be allowed to continue in his role.
A London 2012 spokesman said: "People are allowed their political views. It was just a rather inappropriate place and time to air them."