Malaysians protest ex-British PM over Iraq invasion / PHOTO

Protesters burnt pictures of Tony Blair as the former British prime minister addressed a business gathering in Malaysia.

Malaysians protest ex-British PM over Iraq invasion / PHOTO

Protesters stomped on and burnt pictures of Tony Blair on Saturday as the former British prime minister addressed a business gathering in Malaysia.


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The anti-war campaigners shouted noisy slogans against Blair's involvement in the invasion of Iraq and threatened to throw shoes at him -- an action considered a grave insult in the Arab and Muslim world -- if he came near them.


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The demonstrators, including Iraqis living in Malaysia, described Blair as a war criminal and said that he should be hauled up before an international court for the death of innocent Iraqi people.


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The event was hosted by a Singapore-based company.

Police did not break up the protest as demonstrators held a few banners including: "Blair Murderer," and "Get out of Malaysia."


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Blair, Britain's prime minister from 1997 to 2007, was then when US president George W. Bush started Iraq invasion with false claims.

He sent British troops for Iraq occupation in 2003.

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Last Mod: 25 Nisan 2010, 12:39
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