For the past two weeks in London, protesters supporting the Occupy movement have been camped out in front of one of the city’s most revered landmarks: St. Paul’s Cathedral, the 300-year-old building where Winston Churchill’s funeral was held and where Princess Diana married Prince Charles. Now it’s the home of a tent city for demonstrators protesting in solidarity with New York’s Occupy Wall Street movement, much to the chagrin of city officials. After the city of London and church leaders took legal moves to dismantle the camp, three of the cathedral's officials resigned. Officials ultimately told the demonstrators they could stay — for now.
But the standoff has opened a rift within the church between those who say the church should cooperate with the city to clear the historical area and those who say the church has a duty to support the protesters. Joining The Takeaway is The Reverend Marcus Ramshaw, a Church of England priest in York, England.