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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] I thought I would offer list menbers a brief description of a minor action I carried out in the House of Commons today, as I fear it may not appear in the mainstream media! I got into the Strangers gallery at the House of Commons to see P.M's Question Time at 3pm today, after getting a ticket through my MP, Sir Sydney Chapman. I interrupted Blair when he was answering his very first question on Afghanistan and bellowed: "Respect international law! No more bombing! Leave Iraq alone! You should be on trial in the Hague!." The chamber is actually quite small and Blair along with most of the other MP's must have heard most if not all of this but he just carried on with his answer as if I was not there. I was right on the inside end of a row next to the wall, which worked in my favour as security had to ask everyone else in the row to come out of the row before they could get to me. This gave me all the time I needed. By the time they got to me I was ready to leave and offered no resistance. However, they still grabbed me, threw me up against a wall and frisked me, which I thought was a bit meladramatic! I was taken down to an office for questioning, made to empty out my pockets, photographed, cautioned, told I was banned from the building and thrown out. The police were actually quite good natured about it. I do not know whether my protest was audible in the live coverage on TV or radio as my wife did not tune in for it! Anyway the action went pretty much as planned, I've made my point peacefully, told Blair to his face what I think of his policy and not been charged with anything - the police said it was not a criminal offence, but a breaking of house rules. On its own it does not mean much, but alot of people are taking different approaches and the overall effect might influence events in a helpful way. Best wishes, Tim _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk