St Paul's dean steps down over protests

Resignation comes a week after a senior priest quit his post over fears of violence.

    The occupation of London's St Paul's Cathedral by anti-capitalist protesters has lead to another high-profile resignation.

    Graeme Knowles, the dean of the cathedral, said the continuing controversy was behind his decision to stand down.

    His resignation follows that last week of Giles Fraser, a senior priest who had welcomed the anti-capitalist demonstrators to camp outside the landmark.

    Fraser had said he resigned because he feared moves to evict the protesters could end in violence.

    Emma Hayward reports from St Paul's.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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