Protesters encamped outside St Paul's Cathedral will be given an ultimatum on Tuesday: remove your tents in two days or face court action.
The City of London Corporation is expected to serve legal papers on them the day after it warned them to remove their tents from land it owns around the cathedral. The home secretary, Theresa May, gave the authorities her full support on Tuesday morning.
"The police and the church and the Corporation of London need to work together to clear the protest as soon as possible," she told ITV's Daybreak. "Obviously what we've heard today, I think, is that legal action is being taken."
The eviction moves follow the resignation of the cathedral's dean, the Right Rev Graeme Knowles. He became the third cleric to leave his post as a result of the Occupy London protest, after the canon chancellor of St Paul's, Giles Fraser, and the part-time chaplain Fraser Dyer.
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