Birmingham Fathers 4 Justice chain themselves to Real Family statue

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Five campaigners have fixed themselves to a controversial monument in protest over child access rights

Members of the campaign group Fathers For Justice have chained themselves to a controversial statue in Birmingham this afternoon.

The group of five are currently chained to the ‘Real Birmingham Family’ statue in a protest about the lack of access they say they have been given to their children.

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The £100,000 bronze statue by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing which is sited outside the new Library of Birmingham has sparked a torrent of debate for depicting two unmarried sisters Roma and Emma Jones and their sons Kyan and Shaye.

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One of the demonstrators, James Dennis, 45, from Selly Oak, said he had not seen his three children in four years.

He said: “There are five of us. We are protesting because we are not seeing our kids over Christmas because of the gender bias in…

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