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"I resigned because I believe that the chapter has set on a course of action that could mean there will be violence in the name of the church."
The canon chancellor of St Paul’s Catherdral, Dr Giles Fraser, on his resignation in protest at plans to forcibly remove demonstrators from its steps
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"It will be non-violent, but I will still be protesting as they drag me away," he said. "The only way we’ll move is by force. We won’t be violent. It is our right to protest."
With him was 32-year-old Chrissy Bethke, who has been at the cathedral since Saturday. She was sceptical about the reasons given by the cathedral dean, saying: “It doesn’t feel honest. We’ve made space for fire engines. It just feels like they want us to leave.”
Occupy London potesters react to the news that St Paul’s Cathedral staff want them to leave their protest site
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After four weeks of focus on Wall Street, the fast-moving campaign against the global banking industry is coming to the UK this weekend, with the biggest event aiming to “occupy” the London Stock Exchange.
Organised by Facebook and Twitter pages which between them have picked up more than 15,000 followers, campaigners are to gather outside St Paul’s Cathedral at midday on Saturday before marching the short distance to Paternoster Square, the business development housing the London Stock Exchange, as well as the UK HQ of investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Peter Walker reports on plans for #OccupyLSX this weekend - an event inspired by the #OccupyWallSt campaign