UK Daily Mail
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
A journalist tried to arrest Tony Blair for ‘crimes against peace’ as the former prime minister arrived to give a speech at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Mr Blair flinched as his accuser, left-wing writer David Cronin, wearing a press pass and carrying a notepad, put a hand on his wrist and told him: ‘This is a citizen’s arrest.’
The former leader is then said to have given would-be detainer a ‘bewildered and contemptuous’ stare before bodyguards pounced.
As Mr Cronin was pushed away on Monday, he shouted ‘Mr Blair, you are guilty of war crimes’ referring to the Iraq invasion.
English law allows anyone to try and arrest someone they know has committed a crime when it is not practical for the police to do so.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 4:48 am