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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 May, 2004, 14:31 GMT 15:31 UK
In pictures: Commons protest
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Tony Blair and Gordon Brown smiling just seconds before the projectile is launched
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During a reply to the Tory leader, Mr Blair is struck on the shoulder by a projectile filled with purple powder
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Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott looks up at the source of the disturbance in the public gallery
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Mr Blair tries to regain his composure after the purple projectile is thrown
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Speaker Michael Martin immediately suspends proceedings in the House of Commons
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MPs evacuate the Commons following the sudden breach of security during PM's questions


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