Lincoln protesters show support for parents of terminally-ill Charlie Gard

People in Lincoln have been taking part in a protest calling for the parents of terminally-ill Charlie Gard to be allowed to spend his last few days at home before his life-support is switched off.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates from London wanted 10-month-old Charlie to be allowed to die at home after it was discovered that he suffered from a rare genetic condition and brain damage.

They claimed that Great Ormond Street Hospital has denied their request and his life-support will be switched off on Friday.

Charlie Gard has been in intensive care since October last year.

People in Lincoln spent their weekend showing their support for the young parents.

Charlene Barnes from Lincoln recruited her friends and family to ‘call for justice’ and ask that he is allowed to spend the rest of his time at home.

She told The Lincolnite: “There was a protest yesterday at Buckingham Palace as new evidence came to light about Charlie’s MRI scan results.

“I was unable to make the protest so just wanted to show my support. I want him to be allowed home to spend the last few hours with his mummy and daddy who have been stripped of their rights.

It’s so unfair, but they have so many people supporting them.”

Ten-month-old Charlie was born in London last August, but hit the national headlines after being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS) and his parents raised £1.3million to send him to the United States for treatment.

After disputes between Charlie’s parents and Great Ormond Street Hospital, the High Court ruled they would lose their final legal appeal to take him to the US for experimental treatment in June.