Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Harriet Harman abandons home after Fathers4Justice protest on roof

Full Story: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/News_0854.htm

Two Fathers 4 Justice campaigners scaled the roof of Harriet Harman's house today forcing the Leader of the House of Commons and her husband to abandon the property. Dressed in red and blue Superman costumes, Jolly Stanesby, 39, and Mark Harris, 49, both from South Devon, unfurled a banner reading A father is for life, not just conception from the grey, slate tiles of the Deputy Labour Leader's semi-detached property in Dulwich, South London The duo then relaxed on the gables in the sun, waving to neighbours and the gathering crowds in what is the latest of a series of high-profile fathers' rights protests by the group since it formed in 2002. Ms Harman had remained oblivious to the "superheroes" on her roof until local children started waving up at them. However at 2.30pm Ms Harman emerged with her husband to declare they were leaving, to spare the public purse. We are going to move out and stay somewhere else. I dont think its fair for police resources to be tied up outside my house by this demonstration and its not fair on the neighbours, she said. We came in through the side gate at 8.15 this morning, said Mr Harris, a driving instructor, speaking to The Times by mobile phone from the roof. We just walked in. Then we climbed up the back extension onto the flat roof from where we could get to the very top. My own house is more secure than this. He said he had asked police acting as mediators to present Ms Harman with a copy of his book, Family Court Hell, which details his decade-long struggle to gain access to his three daughters, including a prison sentences for waving to them across a supermarket car park.

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