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Protesters leave St Paul's

Four women from the Occupy movement, who chained themselves to the pulpit in London's St Paul's Cathedral during evensong, cut themselves free at around 10pm after City of London Police entered the cathedral.

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Police allow protesters to stay in St Paul's

Police are allowing female protesters to remain in St Paul's and are no longer present within the cathedral, a spokesman for City of London police said.

Staff at the cathedral told police they were happy for the activists to remain and so officers left the building but maintained a presence outside to police the protest there, the spokesman said.

Protesters opened a large banner on the cathedral steps with the slogan "throw the money-changers out of the temple". The action came as the anti-greed group marks the anniversary of its now dismantled protest camp outside the cathedral.

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