Father and son clash with protesters at Wellington Anzac dawn service video

The National War Memorial Carillon during Anzac Day dawn service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
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The National War Memorial Carillon during Anzac Day dawn service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

As the crowds gathered to remember those fallen in battle on Anzac Day, another conflict was brewing under the Wellington Cenotaph.

Newshub was interviewing peace activists Ellie Clayton and Laura Drew at the capital's Anzac Day commemorations when they were interrupted by David Broome, and his 12-year-old-son James Isa-Broome. 

"Do it tomorrow, do it the day before, do it any day - but today it is wrong, wrong, wrong," the boy said.

"You are so inappropriate, I just cannot believe this."

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Broome, who is the NZ First chief of staff, also told protesters their actions were inappropriate, and left a sour taste. His words have been backed by his party. 

Clayton and Drew attended the dawn service with the protest group Peace Action Wellington, and held a banner which read 'Lest We Remember: No NZ support for war'.

They also laid a wreath at the cenotaph and a plaque for the civilians allegedly killed in Afghanistan during a New Zealand SAS-led operation in 2010.

"We've got to remember all of those who died, we can't just remember the soldiers, it's overwhelmingly civilians who are killed," said Clayton.  

"The people who were killed in those villages they were just living their lives, like the three-year-old that died. I don't have words for that."

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