DUBLIN (AFP/Reuters) - Angry protesters hurled missiles at Britains former prime minister Tony Blair as he arrived at the first public signing session to promote his memoirs in the Irish capital Dublin Saturday. More than 200 noisy demonstrators, many chanting slogans criticising Blair over the 2003 Iraq war, had gathered for the event and witnesses said plastic bottles and flip-flops were thrown at him as his motorcade arrived. None of the objects, include eggs and shoes, landed near the former premier as protesters surged towards a security barrier separating them from him before being repelled by police. Three people were arrested after protesters threw eggs and shoes at Blair when he arrived to sign copies of his memoir at a bookshop in Dublin, national broadcaster RTE said. No injuries were reported and the missiles did not hit Blair. A police spokesman would not give a precise figure for the number of people who were arrested at the protest but said it was in single figures. Blair was carrying out the signing to publicise A Journey, his account of his decade in Downing Street from 1997 to 2007, which was released earlier this week. In the book, he said he cant regret the decision to go to war in Iraq alongside then US president George W Bush but acknowledged that he did not foresee the nightmare which was unleashed in the aftermath. He will hold another book signing in London Wednesday which anti-war activists are also pledging to target. In Dublin, the demonstrators waved placards with slogans such as Blair lied, millions died and Lock him up for genocide and chanted amid a heavy police presence. Part of the citys main thoroughfare, OConnell Street, where the bookshop is located, was sealed off and access inside was being tightly controlled. Several hundred people braved pouring rain to queue at a back entrance to the store in the hope of getting their book signed by Blair. Killian Kiely, a 21-year-old from south Dublin, was among those who got to meet him. I wanted to see him, he is one of the most important leaders of his generation though there is a lot I would disagree with about his policies, he said. I just wanted to see him in the flesh. But many hoping to meet Blair were left disappointed when he left after about an hour-and-a-half of signing. Blair, who reportedly received a 4.6m pounds advance for the book, will donate all proceeds to the Royal British Legion, a charity helping war veterans.