Protest over ‘Da Vinci rapist’ halts town traffic
PROTESTERS calling for the eviction of the “Da Vinci rapist” brought the area where he lives to a standstill, after marching on council offices and circling the streets in a convoy of cars.
About 30 vehicles were driven slowly through Dalkeith, in Midlothian for two hours yesterday, with drivers sounding their car horns, and demonstrators waving placards and chanting: “Get the beast out.”
The vehicles were emblazoned with stickers and posters bearing pictures of convicted rapist Robert Greens, who has been moved to nearby Bonnyrigg.
Sharon O’Donnell, 41, who has been organising protests calling for Greens to be evicted from the town, said: “We won’t stop fighting until he is moved far away from here and is no longer a danger to the people in this area.”
Greens, 34, was jailed in 2006 for the rape of a 19-year-old Dutch student, just five miles from Rosslyn Chapel.
A Midlothian Council spokesman said: “Robert Greens is from Midlothian and as such, local agencies have the responsibility to manage him on his release.”
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