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Bolton to face citizen’s arrest.

By Amanda Terkel on May 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm

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Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is scheduled to speak at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival in Wales today. The Telegraph reports that after his speech, Bolton may face a citizen’s arrest:

Mr Monbiot, a columnist for The Guardian newspaper, plans to detain him as he steps off stage at the end of his talk. He said he was prepared to jump on stage and perform the citizen’s arrest there if necessary.

He claimed Mr Bolton was “instrumental in preparing and initiating the Iraq war by disseminating false claims through the State Department” while he was under-secretary of state for arms control. [...]

Explaining his motivation for carrying out what will be a purely symbolic gesture, Mr Monbiot said: “Many people accept that the launching of the Iraq war was an international crime, but no one has yet been prepared to act on it by arresting one of the perpetrators.”

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