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St Paul’s cathedral has momentarily halted legal action to evict the Occupy London protesters from in front of the landmark.A statement published by the cathedral today (and re-published here by the Guardian) read:
“Members of Chapter this morning have met with representatives from the protest camp to demonstrate that St Paul’s intends to engage directly and constructively with both the protesters and the moral and ethical issues they wish to address, without the threat of forcible eviction hanging over both the camp and the church.”
The church did, however, recognise that protesters may still face eviction as a result of the Corporation of London undertaking legal action against the camp.
In addition, St Paul’s said in its statement that it had invited Ken Costas, the former European chief of UBS, to promote an initiative that it says aims to “reconnect the financial with the ethical.” The cathedral has promised that the protesters voice will be heard as part of this initiative.
UPDATE: The BBC just announced via Twitter that City of London Corporation has also decided to delay legal action against the protest. It will reassess the situation tomorrow.
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