Protesters interrupt Tony Blair’s press conference in Lebanon

Protesters interrupt Tony Blair’s press conference in Lebanon
Protesters interrupt Tony Blair’s press conference in Lebanon

A group of Lebanese protesters briefly interrupted a press conference of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Lebanese counterpart Fuad Saniora. The conference was held in Beirut.

Several protesters, led by a woman, came in and walked up to Blair, carrying a banner, interrupting his opening statement. It was not immediately clear what the banner said.

"It's OK, this is democracy," a calm Saniora said as the protesters were escorted away, the AP says.

Thousands of protesters had staged a demonstrator earlier, accusing Blair of complicity in last month's Israeli bombardment of Lebanon which ended Aug. 14.