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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Protesters from Occupy London marked the one year anniversary of the movement by gathering outside St Paul’s.
Last year a tented village was pitched outside the cathedral by activists in the movement against social and economic inequality.
Yesterday’s event was one of a series taking place over the weekend and tomorrow, the date last year on which demonstrations were launched across the world.
Last year hundreds of people set up camp outside St Paul’s after they were prevented from entering nearby Paternoster Square, where the London Stock Exchange is located, and remained there for four months.
“One year on, the impact of Occupy has rippled across society, and the initiatives that sprang from the energy of those St Paul’s days is multiplying,” said Laura Taylor, an Occupy London supporter.
“The range and variety of events taking place over our first anniversary is testament to the strength and breadth of a people’s movement for change on a local, national and global scale.”