Fathers’ rooftop protest

sitNW''Roger Crawford left and Gary Roe protesting at Nick Clegg's constituency office
sitNW''Roger Crawford left and Gary Roe protesting at Nick Clegg's constituency office

THREE fathers’ rights activists climbed on to the roof of the Hallam constituency office of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Tuesday morning. In fancy dress, they were highlighting what they said was a lack of equality that fathers face within family law, following separation or divorce. After an hour, they came down from the roof of the single-storey building in Nether Green Road and left without being arrested.

Garry Roe, a member of the campaign group Real Fathers for Justice who was dressed as the Grim Reaper, said: “We have tried negotiation, submitting responses to the family justice review panel, visiting our MP’s surgery, but they just do not want to know.”

A spokesman for Mr Clegg said: “Peaceful, lawful protest is always welcome. However, the roof of the constituency office, and our next-door neighbour’s roof, is private property and their actions could have proved dangerous to themselves and others.”