Campaigners for father’s rights targeted Elstree Studios, in Borehamwood, in a family court protest.
The New Father’s 4 Justice held a protest on Sunday (December 6) as part of an ongoing campaign against parental alienation.
The UK-based group campaign for the rights of fathers to see their children and they highlight the injustice father’s face in the present family court system.
National spokesperson for New Father’s 4 Justice Peter Moore said: “We’d like nothing more than to be simply with our families this Christmas happy in the knowledge our children would grow up with equal rights, but until anything is done, this is the only way anyone takes any notice of our message.
“We are going to target the EastEnders set and we have planned for a while to attempt to put an activist on the Queen Vic or another well-known EastEnders building dressed in an Elmo costume and have several options.
“We had one activist on the set in the summer as an extra taking pictures and another had been on a bus tour to the studios.”
Christmas is an emotional time when a parent is unable to see their child or grandchild and according to New Father’s 4 Justice, more than three million children will not see one of their parents on Christmas Day.
During the campaign in Elstree and Borehamwood, the group had banners which read Parental Alienation Is A Crime and were supporting other fathers in similar situations.
The fathers were dressed in iconic superhero outfits including Iron Man, Superman and Batman and they believe that no parent who is willing should be denied their right to share equally in the lives of their own children.
Neil Warren, from St Albans, said: “It’s really shocking that the Government now admit that teenagers are more likely to have a mobile phone than a father according to research by the Centre for Social Justice.”
According to the campaign group, the current law system does not give an automatic right of access to a child’s biological father or grandparent after a separation.
The main aim for the campaign group is to legalise equal contact for a child with their parents if they divorce and to abolish the ‘undemocratic’ court system within the family division.
Activists Martin Matthews, 48, of Great Bookham, Surrey, and Bobby Smith, 33, from Stevenage, climbed on the roof of the Queen’s Gallery in London last week to protest their cause.
According to Mr Moore, the security at the studios is already tighter than at Buckingham Palace.
New Father’s 4 Justice will hold another demonstration later this month and will be targeting the Eastenders set in Borehamwood.