Great Britain : By Royal Appointment! Revised Father’s Ask Her Majesty4HELP!

Police officers on the roof of the Queen's Gallery with the two activists
Police officers on the roof of the Queen’s Gallery with the two activists Credit: @JusticeFathers/Twitter

Two men who climbed onto a roof at Buckingham Palace as part of a fathers’ rights protest have been arrested.

After nearly eight hours on the roof, where they were seen waving banners, the men came down voluntarily, according to the police.

Martin Matthews, 48, and Bobby Smith, 33, used a ladder to breach security and scale the roof of the Queen’s Gallery, a public art gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Another campaigner had caused a distraction outside the palace, a spokesman for the activists said.

The two men on the roof of the Queen's Gallery
The two men on the roof of the Queen’s Gallery Credit: ITV News

The activists waved a banner which read: “I am Harry’s dad”.

A statement from groups New Fathers 4 Justice and Stop The War On Dads said they were behind the security breach.

The groups have called for equal rights for fathers in divorce and separation proceedings and reform of the family courts.

Police were called to the scene at 4.30pm. The incident ended at about 11pm, a police spokesman said.

Buckingham Palace
Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive

At the time of the incident, one of the activists spoke to ITV News over the phone and said getting on to the roof had been “easy” and he could “have gone further” if he had wanted.

The Queen was not in residence at the time of the incident.

Last updated Mon 30 Nov 2015

 

Her Majesty the Queen always pitches her Christmas
message toward Family. Children and the Commonwealth
whilst not straying in to political areas, so I recommend we
write letters in the same vein explaining how Family Law
and Child Welfare undermines families and their children
throughout the Commonwealth!

Write to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridgecall
Clarence House
London
SW1A 1BA

Start your letters Your Royal Highness’s  

Queen protest

 

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