Croydon man scales roof of mosque dressed as superhero in fathers’ rights protest


The men stayed on the roof of the mosque for six hours

A CROYDON man scaled the roof of a mosque dressed as a superhero in a fathers’ rights protest.

Abdul Sattar, from London Road in Norbury, climbed the building in Mitcham Lane, Streatham on Friday morning (February 5) along with Fathers for Justice activist Martin Matthews.

The pair, dressed as Spiderman and Superman, hung banners saying ‘Pray for Jihadi Daddies’ ‘Stop the War on Dads’ on the building.
Mr Matthews said Jihadi means ‘struggle’ and the protest was “not about religion”, but in support of fathers who have been denied access to their children.

Police were called to the scene just after midday. A spokesman said officers established two men in their 40s had scaled the roof of the building, where they stayed until 6pm.

Officers made no arrests and officers from Lambeth are investigating what happened.

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