Blair jeered at book signing

Eggs thrown at former British PM by anti-war activists during book signing in Dublin.

    Anti-war protesters in Dublin have thrown shoes, eggs and plastic bottles at Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, as he arrived at the first public signing of his memoirs.

    About 200 people in the Irish capital shouted that Blair had "blood on his hands" over the 2003 Iraq war when he arrived at the bookshop on Saturday amid tight security. The projectiles did not strike Blair.

    His book, entitled A Journey, contains his defence of Britiain's decision to go to invade Iraq under his leadership. It was launched earlier this week and has been an immediate top seller.

    Some of the protesters scuffled with police and at least two people were arrested.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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