A man climbed a crane to protest the rights of his father and Black Lives Matter.

The protester unfolded a banner from a crane today (March 31st) at a construction site in Hallsville Road, Canning Town.

It reads: “Black lives are just as important as whites. Fathers live just as important as mothers. Enough is enough.”

Seema Jaharn was on her way to Morrisons with her sister when she spotted the protest.

“I was afraid he would fall. He’s very high up. I was shocked how he managed to get up there. Somehow he managed to get up there without anyone stopping him,” said the 20- year old student of health and social care.

The online footage shows the protester, clad in black, lying on concrete weights suspended from one end of the crane.

The police were called at 7:23 a.m. Officers stay at the scene. The London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service have been alerted.

A Met spokesman said: “Our priority is the man’s safety and the officers are trying to speak to him.

“So far he has not dealt with any of the local agencies.”

The work is to be stopped on the construction site. There is no risk to the general public, police said.