An anti-war protester tried to make a citizen's arrest of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair Thursday as he gave a speech at the University of Hong Kong.
Tom Grundy shouted about breaches of the Geneva convention during Blair's years in office as the ex-leader took the stage.
"I waited till he'd been speaking a minute or so before I stood up and went towards him and said, 'Mr Blair, under Hong Kong's Power 101 law -- the law which allows for citizen's arrest here -- I'll be arresting you for crimes against peace,'" Grundy told The Guardian newspaper.
"There was a gaggle of photographers just in front of him.
"As I tried to pass through them to him, one of the gentlemen with him prevented me from going any further."
"I wouldn't come any further ... you can go," Blair said as Grundy approached the podium where he was standing.
The 29-year-old Briton was blocked by university staff and escorted peacefully from the room.
Grundy said he had registered online to attend the speech, and had brought with him notes about the legal basis for the attempted arrest, covering alleged violations of the UN charter, the Nuremberg principles, and the Geneva and Hague conventions.
"That's democracy for you," Blair said as Grundy was led away.
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