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Papa t'aime

September 20, 2005 permalink

Today Andy Srougi of Fathers for Justice climbed the Jacques-Cartier bridge in Montreal, stopping traffic. Other F4J demonstrations occurred in a half-dozen other Canadian cities.



Montreal Gazette

Two charged for bridge stunt

Canadian Press

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Jacques-Cartier bridge traffic jam
Bridge protest snarls city traffic for 12 hours.

LONGUEUIL, Que. -- Two men were charged with mischief on Tuesday after a major Montreal bridge was closed for 12 hours in a stunt aimed at pushing for more rights for fathers in custody cases.

The Jacques Cartier Bridge was closed Monday, forcing thousands of angry motorists to use other bridges to get to work and back home in communities across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal.

Andy Srougi, 39, also faces conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges in addition to two mischief charges.

Stephane Dube was charged with two counts of mischief and breaking conditions.

The men are part of a group called Fathers-4-Justice and want an inquiry into the way fathers are treated in family law.

A man atop the bridge unfurled a banner that said, Papa t'aime (Daddy Loves You).

Similar protests took place on the same bridge last May and on a Vancouver construction site a few weeks ago.

A bail hearing will be held for Srougi and Dube on Thursday in Longueuil on Montreal's south shore.

Source: Montreal Gazette