Note: The City of London is administered as an extra-constitutional zone, entirely controlled by the bankers.
“A Terrible Sight”: Police Evict Occupy London, Arrest 20 Protesters
The Rev Giles Fraser, who resigned as canon chancellor of St Paul's in support of the protesters, said: "This is a sad day for the Church."Riot police clearing the steps of St Paul's Cathedral was a terrible sight."The St Paul's spokesman said: "In the past few months, we have all been made to re-examine important issues about social and economic justice and the role the cathedral can play."We are fully committed to continuing to promote these issues through our worship, teaching and Institute."
Under the plans, which were tabled at the beginning of the protest but remain "on the table", would involve allowing debates and meetings on the steps of the cathedral once a week on a Saturday afternoon.The debates, backed by Cathedral officials, would last a couple of hours but would have to finish by 5pm to allow the evening church service to occur.Senior clergy would consider speaking at the assemblies on a case-by-case basis. Cathedral officials met with Occupy protesters last week to thrash out the details but no agreement was reached. No further meetings were "pencilled in".Meanwhile the St Paul's Institute was continuing to hold its own debates and publishing research on similar topics of "inequality".