Reported on: September 04, 2010 20:50 PM
Reported in: International
DUBLIN, Sept 4 (AP/UNB) - Anti-war protesters hurled shoes and eggs at Tony Blair at the first public signing for his fast-selling memoir.
Scores of demonstrators chanted that Blair had "blood on his hands" as the former British prime minister arrived at a Dublin book store. A shoe, eggs and other projectiles were thrown toward
Blair but did not hit him.
Buyers at Saturday's signing had to hand over bags and mobile phones before entering the store.
"A Journey" mounts a strong defense of Blair's policies, including the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
In an interview, Blair said "wicked and backward-looking" radical Islam is the greatest threat to global security. Blair told the BBC World Service "the biggest threat in international security is this broader radicalized movement."