Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Fathers 4 Justice campaigner's Tyne Bridge protest

Full Story: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/News_0873.htm

A FATHERS' rights campaigner has spent a second day of protest on top of the Tyne Bridge. The Real Fathers For Justice demonstrator, named as Simon Anderton by a spokesman for the campaign group, scaled the landmark at about 4am yesterday. He was aided by a four-man support team, including a fellow campaigner from South Tyneside, and has supplies to last him up to four days. The 44-year-old unfurled a banner reading 'Happy Father's Day' and a dummy with its head in a noose, intended to represent a father. Real Fathers For Justice spokesman Mike Kelly said: "This protest marks a return to action for us. We have tried to engage with Government ministers but have been denied access again and again." Northumbria Police said he removed his banner shortly before 11pm yesterday and bedded himself down for the night.

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