Fathers' rights campaigner breaches palace security

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A Fathers 4 Justice campaigner dressed as Batman breached security today to protest from a balcony at Buckingham Palace.

A Fathers 4 Justice campaigner dressed as Batman breached security today to protest from a balcony at Buckingham Palace.

Jason Hatch, 33, from Gloucester, managed to reach the royal residence despite the presence of armed guards, the group said.

Matt O'Connor, spokesman for the organisation which supports fathers' rights, said: "We've got a guy dressed as Batman who's on Buckingham Palace on a balcony. He legged it past the armed guards."

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "There's man there, but it's a police matter. I'm not sure where he is but I can hear him shouting."

The Queen was not at the Palace as she is away enjoying her summer break at Balmoral in Scotland.

"We've got no members of the royal family in residence," a Palace spokeswoman said.

The protester, standing on a ledge to the right hand side of the main balcony at the front of the palace, unfurled a banner which read: "Super dads of fathers 4 justice".

Also on the banner are the words: "Fighting for your right to your kids".