And the call has now gone out for more protests when he appears in central London on Wednesday this week.
Reports The Guardian: “Three men were arrested after they broke through a security barrier at around 10.45am today outside Eason’s bookshop on O’Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland.”The demonstrators, ranging from anti-war demonstrators to the Continuity IRA-aligned Republican Sinn Fein are now marching to a garda police station in the city centre demanding the release of the three arrested men.
“Gardai had earlier dragged a number of demonstrators off the street and during the fracas a male protester in a wheelchair was knocked to the ground.
“Protesters shouted ‘Whose cops? Blair’s cops!’ as they taunted the gardai while Blair remained inside the bookshop. They also shouted: ‘Hey hey Tony hey, how many kids have you killed today?’
One anti-war campaigner has attempted to make a citizen’s arrest on former prime minister Tony Blair over alleged war crimes, reports the Press Association.Activist Kate O’Sullivan managed to get through tight security to confront Mr Blair as he held a book signing in Dublin. “I went up to him and I said ‘Mr Blair, I’m here to make a citizen’s arrest for the war crimes that you’ve committed’,” she said.
There are calls for protests in London on Wednesday September 8 when Blair is due at Waterstones Picadilly, 203-206 Picadilly, at 12 noon.
Says Counterfire website: “Join us to demonstrate against Tony Blair’s book-signing and bring banners and something which will make a lot of noise!”