Fathers’ Rights Protester Climbs British Minister’s Roof
A protester scaled the home of the British justice minister and set up camp on the roof to demand greater rights for fathers on August 19th, an activist group said. NDTV.com reports.
Photos showed a tent on top of a house and a protester hanging a banner reading “No rights? Go MAD”.
“He has set up camp on top of the roof and has enough supplies to last several days,” the group New Fathers 4 Justice said in a statement.
A spokesman for Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said the ongoing incident was a matter for the police. Police were not immediately available for comment.
The group said the protester was Martin Matthews who, according to press reports, previously scaled the politician’s constituency office. Fathers’ rights activists camped on the roof of a building at the entrance to London’s Hyde Park for several days two weeks ago, and were arrested when they descended.
New Fathers 4 Justice says it is campaigning for a “legal presumption of equal contact for a child with their parents if they split up.”
Matthews, 47, was arrested following a day and night on top of Grayling’s home. Matthews has been released on conditional bail and will appear at South East Surrey Magistrates Court on September 8th.
Do you have questions regarding fathers’ rights, child time-sharing or divorce? Contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm today to discuss your family law matters with our caring Client Intake Team.