The Occupy Movement protesters, who are campaigning against corporate greed and the special financial treatment afforded to the businesses and banks located in the semi-autonomous City of London, lost a high court battle in January to remain outside St Paul’s.

Counsel for the Occupy movement said outside court: “The seriousness of Occupy’s message has never been questioned by the court, especially when they took the time to read the Occupy newspaper.

“The dysfunctional banking system need fixing. Bankers seem entirely divorced from 99%, they plunder the coffers to pay themselves grotesque bonuses.

“Occupy has made a differnce and it will continue to make a difference.”

Justice Lindblom granted eviction orders against the Occupy London protest group declaring that the local authority actions had been “entirely lawful and justified”

The number of tents has remained at around 100 in recent week despite the cold temperatures, and in October the group had announced its intention to become a permanent fixture.

The protest itself had been initially overshadowed by a row within the cathedral, after St Paul’s governing chapter voted to begin possible legal action against the protesters, a decision that saw the cannon chancellor Giles Fraser and the dean Graeme Knowles resign.

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