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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Women in St Paul's Cathedral pulpit protest

Female activists from the Occupy movement stage a protest by chaining themselves to the pulpit in St. Paul's Cathedral. Credit: PA

Four women from the Occupy movement chained themselves to the pulpit in London's St Paul's Cathedral during evensong.

The women interrupted the service, shouted a list of grievances against the cathedral and read part of the Bible, according to a statement from St Paul's.

Female activists from the Occupy movement stage a protest by chaining themselves to the pulpit in St. Paul's Cathedral. Credit: PA

The service was then allowed to continue as the women, one in a wheelchair, remained chained to the ornate, carved pulpit under the cathedral's dome.

The women received communion, with the priests taking the service coming over to the pulpit to do so.

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