May 28, 2012
Tony Blair’s evidence to the Leveson Inquiry was sensationally interrupted today when a protester burst in from behind the judge and branded the former Prime Minister a ‘war criminal’.
Gripping Lord Justice Leveson’s bench, David Lawley-Wakelin yelled that Mr Blair had been ‘paid off’ by US investment bank JP Morgan, suggesting that it had profited from the Iraq War.
A security probe has now been launched into how the intruder breached security at the Royal Courts of Justice to bring proceedings to a halt.
A second man was also held this afternoon after an egg was thrown at Mr Blair’s Range Rover as he left the High Court following his evidence.
This article was posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 8:16 am