Xinhua – English
LONDON, Sept. 27 (Xinhuanet) — A campaigner of a father’s rights group breached security at the Houses of Parliament in London and climbed onto the roof of the building unfurling a protest banner, Sky News TV reported on Tuesday.
The Fathers 4 Justice protester, Guy Harrison, said he was making his protest to coincide with Tony Blair’s speech to the Labor Party conference in Brighton with his banner reading: “Does Blair Care?” and “For Fawkes sake, change family law”.
Fathers 4 Justice Campaigner Guy Harrison, displaying a banner reading “Does Blair Care?”, protests on the roof of Westminster Hall in central London Sept. 27. (Reuters)
“I’m a businessman, not a terrorist,” he shouted on the roof, while armed police officers waited some 40 feet below.
He confirmed to Sky News that he entered the building as a visitor and made his way to the roof after conducting a series of dummy runs over past days.
Harrison said he had not seen his daughter for four and a half years and asked Blair to sit down with campaigners to discuss their grievances.
Harrison was fined for his involvement in the powder-bombing at Tony Blair as he spoke in the House of Commons in May of last year.
Fathers 4 Justice leader Matt O’Connor said the protest was staged “to highlight the fact that they are not addressing the issues”. Enditem
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