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BETRAYAL   The Occupy London camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral in October 2011 and on Tuesday 28 February 2012.  London police began to evict protesters at 3 AM (London time) and wrapped up just one hour later; there were 20 arrests.  From the Guardian:

Shortly after 3am police removed around a dozen demonstrators  standing on kitchen shelving as a makeshift fortress as other riot  officers with shields advanced along the cathedral steps removing  protesters, some of whom were praying.
Among those protesters was  Jonathan Bartley, director of the Christian thinktank Ekklesia, who  claimed he was kicked repeatedly by police and dragged away from the  cathedral.
"What happened is a great sadness – it is exactly as Giles Fraser warned might happen," he said.
"The  tragedy is that while Christians were praying on the steps of St Paul’s  Cathedral, the cathedral gave permission for them to be forcibly and  violently removed. The cathedral has backed and colluded in this  eviction."
By 4am, no protesters or camping equipment remained in the square.

(Photo: Press Association via the Guardian)

BETRAYAL   The Occupy London camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral in October 2011 and on Tuesday 28 February 2012.  London police began to evict protesters at 3 AM (London time) and wrapped up just one hour later; there were 20 arrests.  From the Guardian:

Shortly after 3am police removed around a dozen demonstrators standing on kitchen shelving as a makeshift fortress as other riot officers with shields advanced along the cathedral steps removing protesters, some of whom were praying.

Among those protesters was Jonathan Bartley, director of the Christian thinktank Ekklesia, who claimed he was kicked repeatedly by police and dragged away from the cathedral.

"What happened is a great sadness – it is exactly as Giles Fraser warned might happen," he said.

"The tragedy is that while Christians were praying on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, the cathedral gave permission for them to be forcibly and violently removed. The cathedral has backed and colluded in this eviction."

By 4am, no protesters or camping equipment remained in the square.

(Photo: Press Association via the Guardian)