(WSJ) St. Paul's Halts Legal Action Against Occupy London camp

Shaken by criticism of its handling of anticapitalist protesters on its doorstep, St. Paul’s Cathedral said it is suspending legal action to have the Occupy London camp evicted.

Reversing course after appearing to side against the protesters, St. Paul’s said it decided to drop legal measures after late-night talks with the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, who loosely oversees the cathedral.

The move prompted the City of London to “press pause” on its own, separate legal action to evict the campers, though it suggested it may go to court if negotiations don’t lead to the campers moving. “We’re hoping to use a pause””probably of days not weeks””to work out a measured solution,” the City said on Tuesday.

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