Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8485 posts, RR: 10 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1001 times:
Two members of Fathers 4 Justice dressed as Batman and Robin have managed to evade security and get into the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London. Robin was arrested but Batman is still out on a ledge on the front of the building.
The men are apparently trying to heighten awareness of their cause to obtain more fair visitation rights to children for divorced fathers.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 977 times:
Batman apparently "ran" past guards to where the ledge was, and staged his protest from there.
Which beggars belief, heres 2 intruders breaking into Buckingham palace, dressed in masks and "costume" and were obviously trying to make a point.
I guess the security men there must be pretty fat, to let a intruder run past them and onto a ledge, they had guns, why didnt they use them, afterall there supposedly there to protect the queen and royalty.
thankfully these two men werent terrorists, if they had been there may have been a disaster by now.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6073 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 894 times:
Even though it was a pretty stupid way to do it, I'd say their cause is just. A personal example would be my (step-)sister who turned 30 the other day (Curse you hangovers - too many Cuba Libre for me!).
My dad and her mother split up when she wasn't very young, and my dad tried to gain custody over her since her mother was an alcoholic (and most likely also doing drugs - she died earlier this year due to a dirty needle). However, each and every nurse, social workers et al told him that if he went through with it, he might as well just kill her mother. That was the attitude towards fathers trying to gain custody 25-30 years ago, and it hasn't gone any better.