Occupy protesters end chains demo

Hillingdon Times: Activists from the Occupy movement staged a protest by chaining themselves to the pulpit in St Paul's Cathedral, London Activists from the Occupy movement staged a protest by chaining themselves to the pulpit in St Paul's Cathedral, London

Four women who chained themselves to the pulpit in London's St Paul's Cathedral have ended their protest.

The women, from the Occupy movement, interrupted a service on Sunday, shouted a list of grievances against the cathedral and read part of the Bible.

The service was then allowed to continue as the women, one in a wheelchair, remained chained to the ornate, carved pulpit under the cathedral's famous dome.

Their demonstration came as the anti-greed Occupy group marked the first anniversary of the start of its camp outside the cathedral.

The women said their action had been a success.

One of them, Siobhan Grimes, 25, who works for an environmental charity, said: "I chained myself to the pulpit in St Paul's Cathedral in protest about women's economic inequality. As a Christian, I know that my faith teaches through the example of Christ's radical action to protect the poorest and most vulnerable members of society."

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