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Legal action by the City of London Corporation to evict the Occupy camp at St Paul's Cathedral is "draconian", the Court of Appeal has heard.
A group of clergy, academics, and church-related figures have written to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, asking them to make clear their opposition to a forcible eviction of Occupy supporters from outside the Cathedral.
The following letter is being sent this week to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral, with a copy to the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.
Police in London have moved in to evict Occupy supporters from the empty UBS building which has housed the alternative 'Bank of Ideas' project.
Occupy London has left the office block it took over at the weekend, after finding out that it was indeed in the process of renovation for domestic use.
Occupy London, itself battling eviction from outside St Paul's Cathedral, has repossessed Roman House, an abandoned financial services office building.
The OLSX High Court ruling comes on the heels of the failed attempt by the Metropolitan Police to clear the entire Parliament Square protest camp.
Immediate discussions about strategy have begun among supporters of Occupy London, after a High Court eviction order pending on the Court of Appeal.
The Occupy the London Stock Exchange group has announced that it will appeal as soon as possible against a High Court eviction order.
The beliefs and values thinktank Ekklesia is today drawing attention to a quiet u-turn by St Pauls Cathedral, which has joined in the moves to evict the Occupy Protest Camp.