Eggs and shoes were thrown at former British prime minister Tony Blair yesterday as he arrived at Eason's on O'Connell Street to sign copies of his controversial autobiography.
Around 400 anti-war protestors gathered to protest at Blair's appearance but they were outnumbered by the 500 people who queued for a signed copy.
Four protestors were detained following clashes with gardaí, who were out in force from early morning. Blair was not hit by any of the missiles.
Protestor Kate O'Sullivan from Cork attempted to perform a citizen's arrest on the former Labour leader and was immediately confronted by security guards.
She said: "I told him I was there to make a citizen's arrest on him for war crimes committed in Iraq. Mr Blair looked down and I was immediately grabbed by five security men and dragged away. As I was being dragged I cried out that there is half a million people dead in Iraq, that he had broken the Fourth Geneva Convention and that he was a war criminal. Mr Blair refused to even look at me."
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