Occupy London denied appeal
The court of appeal has refused anti-capitalist protesters camping outside St Paul's Cathedral permission to challenge orders evicting them.
Three judges headed by the master of the rolls, Lord Neuberger, dismissed applications for permission to appeal against Justice Lindblom's ruling in the high court last month.
The appeal judges said that the protesters who are understood to have reached the end of the legal road had raised no arguable case.
In the high court, the protesters said that freedom of expression was a liberty which must be jealously guarded. The camp did not prevent worship at St Paul's, and any impact it did have on those visiting, walking through or working in the vicinity was not solely detrimental, they argued.