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OccupyLSX delighted that two potential legal cases suspended today

 

This morning, delegates from Occupy London Stock Exchange met with the Chapter of St Paul’s and the Bishop of London. It was a positive meeting, during which they informed us of their intention not to pursue legal action, rather their desire to work together in the call for social justice.

Both parties have agreed to engage in direct and constructive dialogue, which was previously not possible due to the ongoing legal process. Occupy London will be meeting with them again soon to discuss political, ecumenical and logistical issues. The Chapter and Bishop of London issued a statement today to confirm their decision.

Other issues raised at the meeting with St Paul’s were upcoming special events, which both the Cathedral and occupiers will work together to ensure coordination. These include Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas services, a Requiem this week, as well as the general day to day running of the Church and camp.

Occupy London is still awaiting firm confirmation of the Corporation of London’s plans. It is saying it is has temporarily ‘paused’ legal action.

Mary Singer, a volunteer for Occupy London said, “We are all very happy to see that the threat of court proceedings against the camp is being reviewed by the City. It is important that our right to protest is respected. As the church has agreed, the occupation is here to fight for a more just, democratic society.”

 
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