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Blair turns down citizen's arrest at London steakhouse

Jan. 21, 2014 at 1:20 AM

LONDON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A London steakhouse bartender quit his job after former Prime Minister Tony Blair declined his attempted citizen's arrest for taking Britain to war in Iraq.

Twiggy Garcia tried the tactic Friday when he discovered Blair was among the patrons at the Tramshed in the Shoreditch neighborhood, the Daily Mirror reported. Blair was eating with a group of family and friends.

Garcia told Vice, an online magazine, that he put a hand on Blair's shoulder.

He then told Blair he was under arrest: "Mr. Blair, this is a citizen's arrest for a crime against peace, namely your decision to launch an unprovoked war in Iraq. I invite you to accompany me to a police station to answer the charge."

Blair declined the invitation, and his son called restaurant security. Garcia later resigned.

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