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Approximately 200 supporters had gathered outside Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool on Monday afternoon and police scrambled to block the doors as a group of around a dozen attempted to enter the building supporting the parents of a 23-month-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment battle.

The European court of human rights refused to intervene in the case put forward by Tom Evans and Kate James, to persuade supreme court justices to consider their case.

The couple are fighting to take their son, Alfie, to a hospital in Rome for treatment, but doctors in the UK have argued that life support should be withdrawn for the boy, who has a rare degenerative brain disease.

The demonstrators temporarily blocked the road and were chanting: “Save Alfie Evans.” 

Source The Guardian, RaiNews