Occupy London has released the following statement on their St Paul's protest:
"On the eve of the anniversary of the beginninng of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul's Cathedral, supporters of Occupy London, in collaboration with Christianity Uncut, today staged a dramatic intervention to highlight their call for the leadership of St Paul'sCathedral to stop sitting on the fence and join the fight against rising inequality in the UK and beyond.
"While Christianity Uncut unfurled a 5m x 10m banner outside the Cathedral urging the leadership of St Paul's to "Throw out the money changers from the temple", four Occupy activists staged a mic check during Evensong. They are now locked on to the Cathedral pulpit not planning to leave."
23 arrests made during "largely peaceful" evictions
City of London police, who were supported by the Met, said 23 arrests were made during the "largely peaceful" eviction as bailiffs from City of London Corporation removed tents and equipment from outside St Paul's last night.
The action was taken five days after Occupy London was refused permission by the Court of Appeal to challenge orders evicting protesters.
Stuart Fraser, policy chairman of the City of London Corporation, said: "It is regrettable that it had to come to the need for removal but the High Court judgment speaks for itself. The site has now been cleared and the area is undergoing a deep clean."