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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 04:03 PM
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As part of the worldwide Occupy Movement protesters have been camped outside St Paul's Cathedral in London since 15 October looking to highlight economic inequality, social injustice, corporate greed, and the lack of transparency and accountability in the City.

Initially the group had wanted to occupy the area outside the London Stock Exchange which sits alongside the Cathedral, but the police stopped that from happening and so the Occupy London Stock Exchange (OLSX) protesters then turned to St Paul's Churchyard, the square in front of the cathedral, planning to set up camp.

The camp now stands at around 200 tents and has attracted many photographers, from those working for the news wire agencies through to students of the medium.

Photographer Ben Roberts decided to join those documenting the camp but rather than picturing the residents he took a slightly different approach to the majority of the others working there.

"I had the idea to photograph the tent interiors while taking a train down to Lymington last Wednesday to do an assignment for the Guardian," Ben told me. "I'd found the 'thermal imaging' stories in the right wing press a little far fetched, so felt really motivated to make a photographic reaction to this."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-15618378
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