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Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight

Judge rules ‘Tent City’ protest could be cleared as early as next week

Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
Occupy London protestors stand outside London's High Court on Jan 18 (All images courtesy of Getty Images)
Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
The City of London Corporation won a legal bid to have the movement removed from the pavements outside St Paul's Cathedral
Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
The 'Occupy London' protest camp vowed to appeal against the ruling
Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
The court granted the protesters a stay of three days to prepare for their appeal
Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
Around 150 tents remain at the site, which was first occupied on October 15
Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
Pictures taken by thermal imaging cameras indicate many of the protesters do not stay overnight
Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
Many of the tents set up by the activists around St. Paul's are on what the corporation designates as a public road
Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
The London demonstrators set up their camp as part of a global “Occupy” campaign targeting corporate greed
Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
The protest forced the closure of the 17th-century St. Paul’s for the first time since World War II
Occupy London loses last-ditch High Court eviction fight
The activists set up camp outside St Paul's after being moved away from the Stock Exchange – their original target