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Occupy London protesters have been evicted from St Paul's. In December, James Macintyre spent a night at the camp

By James Macintyre   January 2012

Above: James Macintyre reports from the camp

Everyone is welcome, and they come from across the country: the unemployed, students, ex-soldiers, social workers—even an elaborately dressed transvestite wearing a short, fluffy pink skirt who is normally seen on the streets of Clapham. “Tent City,” an encampment of over 100 tents which sprawls around the north side of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, has become as much a refuge for the destitute as a site for political protest.

Images of the camp have commanded the news since mid-October, although as Boris Johnson, the mayor of London has pointed out, it has…

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