Like Iraqis were not grateful to George W. Bush for the deaths of over a million Iraqis, and threw shoes at him … the Irish also do not seem to be grateful to Bush’s British poodle, Tony Blair.
This video, recorded in Ireland, says about itself:
From RTÉ News in Ireland:
Shoes and eggs thrown at Blair book signing
Saturday, 4 September 2010 11:58
Shoes and eggs were thrown at former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as he arrived to sign copies of his autobiography in Dublin.
The missiles, which were thrown by anti-war protestors, did not hit Mr Blair as he arrived at Eason on O’Connell Street.
Three people were arrested as activists clashed with gardaí over a security barrier outside the shop.
A group of over 300 people gathered outside the shop to protest at Mr Blair‘s role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The groups represented include the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Coalition, the 32-County Sovereignty Movement and the Workers’ Party Dublin branch.
Protestors chanted: ‘Hey hey, Tony hey, how many kids have you killed today?’ They also shouted ‘Tony Blair war criminal‘ and ‘blood on your hands‘.
Dozens of gardaí have been on duty in O’Connell Street since early this morning and sections of the main thoroughfare are cordoned off to traffic.
… Mr Blair revealed that the Northern Ireland peace process was one of the few moments in politics he felt really proud.
That is some chutzpah, as that peace process was the work of Mo Mowlam, a rival of Blair within the Labour government; and a strong opponent of Blair’s Iraq war.
Shoes hurled at former Aussie PM
Australia: A man hurled his shoes at Australia’s former prime minister during a live TV show on Monday in protest at his decision to send troops into Iraq in 2003.
As John Howard sought to justify his close alliance with the former US administration of George W Bush and said that he would “continue to defend the original decision (to invade) on the basis on which it was taken,” Peter Gray lobbed his shoes at him, shouting: “That’s for the Iraqi dead.”
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