Police Occupy London

February 28, 2012 by staff 

Police Occupy London, Police and bailiffs have evicted anti-capitalist protesters and removed tents from the Occupy London camp at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The operation, which began just after midnight, was mostly peaceful but there were 20 arrests.

A St Paul’s spokesman said: “We regret the camp had to be removed by bailiffs.”

The City of London Corporation said it “regretted” that it had become necessary to evict the protesters.

Occupy London, which campaigns against corporate greed, set up the camp on 15 October.

The campaigners were refused permission to appeal against a High Court decision to allow their eviction to proceed.

Police have moved in to remove protesters from their camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral

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.”

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