Demonstrators close down Big One at Blackpool for three hours

Posted Monday, October 18, 2004 9:39 AM | Contributed by SFGAdv lover

Two fathers' rights protesters dressed as Batman and the Hulk have been arrested after staging a demonstration on a roller coaster ride in Blackpool. Rory Wilmer and Colin Wallace climbed to the top of the 235ft high Big One ride at the Pleasure Beach.

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Monday, October 18, 2004 9:43 AM
I'll give them style points.
Monday, October 18, 2004 10:45 AM
This is from the same group of morons who scaled Buckingham Palace in Batman and Robin costumes. I know they're trying to fight for more custody rights during divorce situations, but what are they going to achieve by making complete fools out of themselves?
Monday, October 18, 2004 11:29 AM
Style points? For mixing crappy DC comics with a Marvel character? For shame!
Monday, October 18, 2004 12:08 PM
What are they going to achieve? They got their message out all the way across the pond. That ain't half bad for two guys in Halloween costumes.
Monday, October 18, 2004 12:12 PM
I can see the judge now.

Trying not to laugh . . .

Mr. Wilmer, Mr. Wallace, you climbed a roller coaster tower in superhero attire and you want more parental rights?

It got attention, but I am not so sure their attorneys would agree it was the right kind of attention.

Monday, October 18, 2004 12:13 PM
Phantom-- wahoo hit the nail on the head. They may look like asses (in fact, let's just cut the "may" out of that sentence while we're at it), but they, and therefore their issue, is getting significant press coverage, and in America too. Sure, they compromise their own personal dignity doing it in this way, but if we're talking intelligently about then they're proving the maxim that there's really no such thing as bad press.
Monday, October 18, 2004 3:19 PM
Alrighty, I'll give you that much, but what I'm trying to get at is that Britain's legal system isn't going to re-write the books on custody because a group of men are climbing landmarks dressed as super heroes. Their cause may be noble, but perhaps their group would be more effective if the members spent less time in jail and more time making more diplomatic efforts to start a change.
Monday, October 18, 2004 4:36 PM
All I have to say is.......did they use like climbing equipment or did they do it bare handed. If it was bare handed I would give them what they want because well thats hard to do. LOL
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:11 AM
that is the least unfunny thing I haven't never heard all day.
Wednesday, October 20, 2004 1:14 PM

Spiderman, Batman, Robin, Hulk, who's next ?

Anyway, the group does get in the media alot. Good or bad, publicity is publicity.


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