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St Paul’s protest camp: Bishop calls for no violence

The Bishop of London: ''Nobody wants violence and that is absolutely clear''

There is “no use for violent confrontation” with protesters outside St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bishop of London has said.

Dr Richard Chartres met demonstrators camped outside to discuss their views.

In an address, Dr Chartres told protesters, who fear forcible removal, he shared many of their concerns on corporate greed.

However, he added: “I do not think we are on the inevitable road to violence.”

Legal action to clear the camp is being taken but that process could take months to complete.

St Paul’s reopened on Friday after closing for a week, for the first time since WWII, because of health and safety concerns of cathedral authorities.

‘Benefit of the doubt’

Standing outside the cathedral, Dr Chartres said: “It is sometimes said in the newspapers that the church is a business. That is totally untrue.

“This church is the business of God.”

Referring to a banner on display at the protest camp, he continued: “If you have a notice saying, ‘What would Jesus do?’, that is a question for me as well.”

During an emotive exchange with protesters afterwards, he added: “The one thing I am concerned about is this should not lead to violence.”

Dr Richard Chartres (centre) Dr Chartres had a frank exchange with protesters

But he stopped short of agreeing to protesters’ demands for a promise not to support eviction.

Lucy, one of the protesters, welcomed the speech but said they needed a promise from the church that they would not be forcibly removed.

“We need more of a guarantee that this is not going to happen,” she told BBC News.

“That means me being dragged out of my tent in the night, my hair being pulled – we need a cast iron guarantee from the church this will not happen.”

Asked whether the church was doing what Jesus would have done, she said: “I hope they will strive to do so.

“I give them the benefit of the doubt.”

Chancellor’s resignation

Cathedral authorities are offering the protesters’ group, also known as Occupy London Stock Exchange (OLSX), the chance to hold a public debate in the church.

However, they want them to clear the camp before this takes place.

A number of Church of England figures have criticised the way in which the situation has been handled by St Paul’s authorities.

Their decision to begin the eviction process prompted Dr Giles Fraser to step down as canon chancellor, on Thursday.

It was Canon Fraser who told police to allow the protesters to set up camp outside the cathedral on 15 October after they had been prevented from camping by the London Stock Exchange in privately-owned Paternoster Square near St Paul’s.

Source: BBC News

Opinion:

“A number of Church of England figures” I would make an educated guess that this number is alsmost certainly made up of 1%ers.

The title does not refer to all Americans, so if umbrage was taken, I apologise. The title refers to the arseholes in power; corporations, companies, bankers, government, police, etc… you know who I’m talking about.

Just who are the violent ones in New York?

But Americans will never be gentleman in the English sense of the word. You only have to see how the OccupyLSX are being treated and compare it to their American counterparts to see that that is fact.

But American culture does not allow for such niceties, it used to once when the American Dream was alive, but the arseholes killed it and have no one to blame but themselves and the irony of the situation is the arseholes can’t see it.

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Occupy LSX at St Paul's

Senior staff at St Paul’s Cathedral are continuing to meet City of London Corporation (CLC) officials over the decision to close it – the first time since World War II….

…Stuart Fraser, policy and resources committee chairman on the CLC, said he was still hopeful “common sense will prevail” and that those camping around the cathedral “will recognise that they are damaging the integrity of their protest by their actions – and they decide to disband in a peaceful manner”.

Source: BBC News Read more.

Opinion:

Why is it assumed that the occupiers should see ‘common sense’? Why can’t the government see common sense and right the wrongs?

‘recognise that they are damaging the integrity…’ Hahaha, that’s laughable since the government has done exactly the same, at least the protesters HAVE some integrity.

It all seems very one-sided to me.

But, of course, it is always the protesters that are in the wrong when it comes to the establishment.

 

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