Father occupies crane to publicise custody battle

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Two years after losing custody of his son, a father in Nantes, west France, scaled and occupied a towering shipyard crane in protest.

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In a desperate act of protest, a father in France’s western city of Nantes has mounted a 40-metre crane two years after first losing custody of his son, reports France 24.

Braving the winter weather, a man identified as 43-year-old Serge Charnay has been camped out on the structure for more than 24 hours, and was joined on Saturday by a friend locked in a similar legal battle.