The Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral resigned today. This is the third resignation in a week. As criticism of the Cathedral’s approach to the OccupyLSX camp mounted, the Dean – Graeme Knowles – felt that his position had become ‘untenable’.
OccupyLSX released the following statement:
“The Occupy London occupations… are about social justice, real democracy and challenging the unsustainable financial system that punishes the many and privileges the few.
The management of St Paul’s Cathedral is obviously deeply divided over the position they have taken in response to our cause – but our cause has never been directed at the staff of the Cathedral. Nor have we ever called for ‘scalps’ as reported in the media.
We ask that St Paul’s Institute publish its report into remuneration in the financial sector and call on those of all faiths and none to be part of a call for change. Together, we are the 99 per cent.
We reiterate the need for open and transparent dialogue involving all parties, including the Cathedral, the Corporation of London and others, through our relevant liaison groups. This is a historic opportunity to make a real difference and a real change for all in our society, in the UK and beyond.” occupylsx