Occupy London activists stage St Paul's protest


LONDON (AP) — The anti-corporate Occupy movement says several of its supporters have chained themselves to the pulpit of St. Paul's Cathedral during a service.

The action came as the group marks the anniversary of its now-dismantled protest camp outside the cathedral.

Photos posted by the group on the Internet showed four women around the pulpit with a sign urging "throw the money changers out of the temple."

Protesters against capitalist excess and social inequality set up camp outside Christopher Wren's landmark on Oct. 15, 2011, after they were stopped from demonstrating outside the nearby London Stock Exchange.

The church, caught in a conflict between the demonstrators and London's finance industry, changed its stance several times.

The camp was dismantled in February after the protesters lost a court battle with local authorities.

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