Protesters chained to pulpit

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

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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 statement

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."


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