Five men who climbed a bridge dressed as Father Christmas to protest about fathers' rights have been found not guilty of causing a public nuisance.
The protest caused the closure of the Strand
Police closed The Strand in Liverpool city centre for six hours during the protest in December, which caused long delays for thousands of commuters.
On Monday, a jury at Liverpool Crown Court unanimously acquitted the men.
The accused, aged between 30 and 45 and from Cheshire and Merseyside, are members of the Fathers 4 Justice group.
At an earlier hearing, the court was told the demonstration was against child custody laws.
The following men were cleared on Monday:
- David James Humphrey, 30, of Manor Road, Crosby
- Stuart Peter Fisher, 38, of Dingle Lane, Dingle
- Gary Anthony Newell, 44, of Appleyards Lane, Chester
- Graham Ure-Wilson, 45, of Grovenor Road, Wallasey
- Peter Michael Molloy, 33, of Hartsbourne Avenue, Childwall
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