St Pauls in London Closed
Posted by: Alan
Anti-global finance protesters have forced the closure of St Paul’s Cathedral in London for the first time since World War 2, denying thousands of tourists access to the site.
Cathedral officials closed the landmark to visitors on Friday, a week after the protesters, calling themselves ‘Occupy the London Stock Exchange’ began setting up tents in an area at the front of the building in a copy of New York’s ‘Occupy Wall Street’ action.
Officials said they acted for safety reasons, after appeals to the protesters failed.
Some 200 tents have now been erected around the building, which attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists each day.