Members of a recently formed father’s rights group have launched a protest in central London.
Six members of a group calling themselves Human Worth scaled Apsley House in Hyde Park earlier today and unfurled a banner announcing their group.
The protesters, one female, include three Britons, two French people and one American. Two are dressed in superhero costumes.
They are protesting what they describe as “the corruption and prejudice that family courts so cruelly promote.” The group say their protest is international and not purely focused on English family law. According to a statement, they plan to continue its protest for three days.
Their website seeks donations and supporters. It also includes a six-minute video highlighting cases in which children were reportedly separated from their fathers by the family courts, featuring the affected children themselves.
Last year, the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) published research suggesting that one in eight fathers who have divorced or separated from their partners have no contact with their children.