Thursday, September 29, 2005

Blair apologizes to anti-war protester

Walter Wolfgang ejected from the Labour conference yesterday was today reinstated with his credentials. Section 44 of the Terrorism act is said to have been used by police detaining Mr Wolfgang, who was tackled after heckling Foreign Secretary Jack Straw over the war on Iraq. The scene of the 82 year old being manhandled has overshadowed the conference and today Tony Blair and the Defence Secretary John Reid apologized. Allegations have been made as to whether the police overstretched their use of the Terrorism Act, something which has been particularly highlighted by Liberty and other civil rights groups. [Daily Telegraph]
[19:38 GMT 29/09/2005]

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