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Father starts protest at PM's home
Fathers 4 Justice founder Matt O'Connor has started a hunger strike outside the Oxfordshire home of David Cameron
A campaigner for fathers rights has started a hunger strike on the Prime Minister's doorstep.
Fathers 4 Justice (F4J) founder Matt O'Connor has started the strike outside the Oxfordshire home of David Cameron and it is expected to last "weeks", a F4J spokeswoman said.
The 44-year-old, from Andover in Hampshire, is demanding that Mr Cameron honours pre-election pledges made to the organisation about ensuring that grandparents have a right to see their grandchildren and for a legal assumption of shared parenting.
He also wants Mr Cameron, a father of three, to retract comments he made to a newspaper describing some dads as "runaways".
Mr O'Connor said he wants the Prime Minister to withdraw the comments that "demonise" fathers.
"The idea is to carry on for as long as I can - even if I am hospitalised," he said.
Mr O'Connor, who is supported by a team of medics, said his only intake will be water and some lemon juice.