Peter John, 81, said he thought the invasion by the women was 'ridiculous' and urged the them to use the pond for female swimmers.
Mr John, from Hackney, said: 'They're saying, 'I want to identify as a man today'. That's not how this works.'Sorry, chum, it soon will be. That's why they are doing this.
Ken Menczer, 70, from Camden, said: 'We should be introducing disability measures over transgender measures.
'That's more important. I think they're completing abusing a situation.'They are pointing out how it will be abused. As sure as eggs is eggs, and human nature is human nature.
One man shouted: 'They aren't men!'*gasp* HATE CRIME!!!
Another said: 'This is ludicrous. If I turned up at the female-only pond and claimed to be a woman I would never get let in.'If this Gender Recognition Act legislation goes through, they won't be able to stop you. Oh, they'll try.
PC Barry Macefield of Hampstead Heath constabulary, said: 'They've had a chance to make their point which they have done peacefully – but you can't enter a facility designated for the opposite sex, and if this occurs with men in the women's ponds we'd deal with that too.'It seems PC Barry is ignorant of the proposed legislation too. Which is hardly surprising.
He added: 'The rules need clarity.'They're about to get something, PC Barry. I wouldn't necessarily call it 'clarity' though...