Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Darcy & Kris had a busy day on behalf of all Fathers Seeking Justice

CTV Toronto

Darcy Nogueira of Fathers 4 Justice is seen atop a scaffolding at a Toronto construction site on Wednesday, August 27.

Fathers 4 Justice spokesperson Chris Tatus (sic Titus) speaks to CTV Toronto on Wednesday, August 27.

Man charged after climbing crane dressed as Spiderman

Updated: Wed Aug. 27 2008 7:02:02 PM

Two people have been charged after a man dressed as Spiderman climbed a 200-foot crane at a Toronto construction site early Wednesday morning.

Darcy Nogueira, 34, was arrested after he climbed the crane and unfurled a 32-foot banner with the logo of Fathers 4 Justice, which promotes fathers' rights in child custody cases.

Activists who participate in demonstrations for the organization are often dressed as superhero characters.

Police were called to the construction zone at 18 Rean Drive at about 6:30 a.m. and immediately stopped work at the site and sealed off the area.

Fathers 4 Justice organizes publicity stunts to raise awareness about their work, which includes advocating that both parents raise a child after a separation or divorce, Fathers 4 Justice spokesperson Chris Tatus (sic Titus) told CTV Toronto.

"For every activist they pull down of ours, we have another waiting to take their place," Tatus said.

Wednesday's protest was the fourth of its kind in the month of August alone.

A few weeks ago, protesters dressed in superhero costumes climbed to the roof of NDP Leader Jack Layton's office.

Tatus (sic Titus) said more protests are planned in an attempt to get equal parenting rights on the political agenda.

Nogueira and Kristin Titus, 35, have each been charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, common nuisance, mischief and mischief interference with property.

Nogueira also faces a break and enter charge.

He and Titus are to appear in court on Thursday.

With a report from CTV Toronto's Dana Levenson

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