LONDON - A British court on Wednesday approved the eviction of anti-capitalist Occupy protesters from outside London's St. Paul's Cathedral.
Judge Keith Lindblom backed local authorities trying to remove the encampment, which has been outside the 300-year-old church since mid-October.
The Occupy London protest against capitalist excess was inspired by New York's Occupy Wall Street movement.
Local authority the City of London Corporation has argued that the right to protest does not justify a semi-permanent campsite affecting the rights of worshippers.
The cathedral is also a popular tourist site.
Supporters of the anti-capitalist movement quickly responded to the ruling.
The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff contributed to this report.
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