A group of Occupy protesters have chained themselves to the pulpit of St Paul's Cathedral.
The four women, including one in a wheelchair, padlocked themselves to the pulpit during this afternoon's evensong service.
Outside more protesters, from Christianity Uncut, unfurled banners urging St Pauls to join their campaign against inequality.Louise Hulland sent this report.
Occupy London has released the following statement on their St Paul's protest:
Four women from the Occupy movement have chained themselves to the pulpit in St Paul's Cathedral.
Although five people were arrested on suspicion of public order offences, most of the demonstrators left Paternoster Square quickly and peacefully last night.
A group of anti-capitalist protesters had set up a temporary camp outside the London Stock Exchange - more than six months after Occupy London was prevented from taking over the square.
A spokesman for the campaign group said: "This was something we had wanted to do on October 15 and we have finally done it.
"This is a force that will not be stopped."
Police have arrested five people after a group of protesters tried to set up camp outside the London Stock Exchange.
Activists moved into Paternoster Square yesterday evening, but were forced to leave just hours later.
Six tents that were put up outside the London Stock Exchange earlier have been removed by Police.
Officers told demonstrators from Occupy London that they had thirty minutes to leave the area in Paternoster Square.
Dozens of people gathered there after a day of May Day protests in the capital.
Dozens of protesters have set up camp outside the London Stock Exchange.
Protesters from 'Occupy London' have put up tents at Paternoster Square.
The camp was set up after today's annual May Day march in Central London.
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."