Shoes and eggs hurled at Blair
DUBLIN – Protesters hurled shoes and eggs yesterday at Tony Blair, who held the first public signing of his memoir amid high security in Ireland’s capital.
Hundreds more people lined up to have their books autographed – evidence that the divisions left by Blair’s decade as British leader have yet to heal.
Blair’s new book A Journey is a best-seller, but it has angered opponents of his policies, especially the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
About 200 demonstrators chanted that Blair had “blood on his hands” as the former prime minister arrived at a Dublin bookstore.
Shoes, eggs and other projectiles were thrown toward Blair as he emerged from a car, but did not hit him. A flip-flop could be seen lying on the roof of a BMW in Blair’s motorcade. (AP)