Fathers' rights activists scale Buckingham Palace gallery roof

29th November 2015, Comments 0 comments

Activists calling for more rights for fathers said they had on Sunday climbed on the roof of an art gallery on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II's residence in London.

A spokesman for the activists who declined to be named said two men had scaled the roof of the Queen's Gallery, a public gallery at the palace, and displayed a banner which read: "I am Harry's dad".

The stunt was part of a campaign by groups New Fathers 4 Justice and Stop The War on Dads.

A police spokeswoman said they were aware of a protest on Sunday at the gallery.

"Officers attended and two males were found to have climbed on to the roof of the entrance at the location," the spokeswoman said.

"Officers are currently speaking with the people concerned. The incident is ongoing."

Fathers' rights activists complain that the legal system is weighted against them in disputes with their former partners over their children, and several have carried out high-profile protests, such as climbing famous buildings while dressed in superhero outfits.

© 2015 AFP

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