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<p><strong>Anti-capitalist protest</strong><br/><em>16 October</em></p>
<p>Members of the Occupy movement in front of St Paul's Cathedral, as part of a global wave of protests (inspired by the 'Occupy Wall Street' and 'Indignant' movements) against the excesses of capitalism. Demonstrators also gathered near the London Stock Exchange. The St Paul's camp remained in place for more than two months</p>

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An Olympic training site has become the target of an Occupy London protest.

Police remove Occupy protesters from St Paul’s Cathedral last month

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A group of Anglican clerics have called on St Paul's Cathedral to fully explain why praying Christians were dragged by police from the steps of the famous landmark during the eviction of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp.

David Ison appointed St Paul's new dean

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The square cleared for the first time in months

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The demise of the Occupy camp outside St Paul's Cathedral was long overdue. That is not to say it should never have been there at all. The protest that the police dismantled late on Monday night was loud, scruffy and angry. And embedded in its sometimes incoherent messages was a core feeling of dissatisfaction which spoke to many struggling to make sense of the most severe financial crisis since the 1930s. A world in which the richest few grow ever richer, while everyone else feels the squeeze cannot possibly be justified, and Occupy can take credit for providing a focus for a much wider concern.

Evicted St Paul's protesters remain defiant

Anti-capitalist protesters have warned that they will not be "derailed" after their camp was cleared from outside St Paul's Cathedral.

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Debris is cleared away from the Occupy protest camp outside Saint Paul's Cathedral in central London as police and bailiffs evict demonstrators.

Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's site

Demonstrators who have been camped outside St Paul's Cathedral in London since October last year were finally evicted on last night as riot police and bailiffs moved in after dark, dragging both tents and protesters away.

Tents and encampments banned from Olympics

Almost 100 people have been arrested ahead of the Olympics and all tents and encampments will be banned from the Games, the Home Secretary said today.

Taxi drivers: The United Cabbies Group, representing 2,000 of London's 21,000 cab drivers, is warning of gridlock if they are not allowed to use the Olympic Route Network of VIP lanes, which will ferry athletes and top brass through traffic to the Games. In September, hundreds of UCG cabs blockaded a hotel used by 2012 officials. The group is promising similar demonstrations unless it is given access to the controversial routes. The Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association, representing a third of drivers, says its members are 'very concerned' by the enormous number of traffic restrictions. In Surrey, taxi drivers plan to protest as the Olympic torch relay passes through Guildford because the council refuses to let them raise fares by 2.7 per cent to bring them in line with London cabbies.

Protesters face a robust police response if they get in the way

Olympic protests have a long history. In 1908, when Britain first hosted the Games, Irish athletes boycotted them due to the refusal of the government to grant Ireland independence. The 1968 Mexico event produced one of the most potent images of the civil rights movement, when US runners Tommy Smith and John Carlos gave black power salutes on the podium.

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The former canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral is trying to find work after resigning over his support for the Occupy protest. But that won't stop him from saying what he thinks

Occupy London protesters take over fifth London site

Occupy London protesters have taken over an eight-storey office building in the City despite warnings it is unsafe.

Lawyers for the Occupy London protesters are appealing

City wins legal bid to evict Occupy London protesters

Judge’s ruling means ‘Tent City’ at St Paul’s can be cleared next week

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As a former member of the secretarial staff at Lambeth Palace, whose office window looked out over the back of the building,I should like to add an additional note to the obituary of Lady "Lindy" Runcie, widow of Robert, the former Archbishop (l7 January), writes Stella Taylor.

Art collective Liberate Tate uses Arctic ice to protest at gallery's BP sponsorship

An art collective protesting against the Tate Modern's partnership with oil giant BP used a block of Arctic ice to express their grievances this weekend.

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