Occupy London campers told to leave St. Paul’s Cathedral

January 18, 2012

(The Occupy London protest camp outside St Paul's Cathedral in London January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

A British court ruled on Wednesday that a protest camp denouncing economic inequality should be removed from its site outside London’s landmark St Paul’s cathedral. Dozens of activists from Occupy London, part of an international movement inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protest that began last September, have been camping outside St Paul’s since October. They are engaged in a legal battle with the City of London Corporation, which has policing powers in the area and wants to evict the campers.

At a packed High Court hearing, judge Keith Lindblom said the camp should be removed on grounds of safety and hygiene and to allow better access to the cathedral for worshippers. “(The corporation) gave the defendants ample opportunity to remove the protest camp without the need for time and money to be spent in legal proceedings,” said the judge.

Dozens of Occupy London members stood in the courtroom, some wearing hats adorned with symbols of peace and nuclear disarmament, and one shouted “Shame!” as the judge finished reading out his ruling. John Cooper, a lawyer representing Occupy London, said the campers would appeal against the decision. A lawyer for the corporation said it would allow the protesters seven days to lodge an appeal.

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Church or England and Bishop of London are the 21st Centuray Judas – they betrayed the teaching of Jesus in exchange of donations from the Bankers.

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They smashed the protestors’ tents in Tahrir Square. They smashed the protestors’ tents in New York. They smashed the protestors’ tents in Oakland. Now they will smash the protestors’ tents in London.

The People who are behind the tent smashing around the Globe are the same people. They are the Moneyed people, the 21st Century Global Mafia. Their tentacles reaches all of us, either in the form of the military/police in Egypt or in the form of the New York Police which had a donation $4.5 millions from Goldman Sach or in the shameful form of Church of England ( which received large donations form the Bankers) working with the City of London and now with the assistance of a High Court Judge

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