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Fathers For Justice Protest Outside Cameron Family Home

10/07/2011 18:14 BST | Updated 09/09/2011 10:12 BST

PRESS ASSOCIATION - 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.

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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.