(CP) -- A speech by Stephen Harper was briefly interrupted today by the shouts of a protester at an international conference in Quebec City.
A protester is restrained by security personnel on Monday after he began shouting and approaching the stage during a speech by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Quebec City. (CBC)
The prime minister was addressing a world forum on the French language when a man walked to the front of the large room and yelled: "Stop Harper, stop Jean Charest."
The interruption lasted only a few seconds as the protester was quickly apprehended by security personnel and escorted out of the room.
Harper finished his speech before Charest, Quebec's premier, took the podium.
He was speaking during the conference's opening ceremony.
Around 1,500 delegates from around the globe are taking part in the event — which will discuss the future of the French language in the world.