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London photo of the day: the Occupy camp at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Occupy camp at St Paul's Cathedral London
Late Friday night, I wandered past the Occupy camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral. Over the next week, I’ll share some photos of what I saw.

Andrew Rawnsley in the Guardian today:

My congratulations to the encampment outside St Paul’s for sending almost the entire British establishment into a tizzy every bit as confused as some of the protesters themselves. Amazing what you can achieve by occupying a small, albeit famous, patch of the capital with a few nylon tents and some amateurish banners expressing well-mannered rage about capitalism. You have brought a frown to the forehead of the prime minister, hyperbolic froth to the lips of Boris Johnson, attracted the disdain of a pomposity of pontificators and thrown the state church into something approaching a constitutional crisis. It is twisted knickers time among pundits, politicians and prelates. Imagine what might be achieved if this movement can get really serious and starts taking its protest more directly to the avaricious bankers, corporate larcenists and crony capitalists who are the central source of their discontent with how we live now.

What stuns me is that the Occupy camp does not have the 100 percent support of St. Paul’s. Don’t they recall that it was the moneychangers whom Jesus threw out of the temple, not the poor?



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