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Occupy London Moves Into Empty Office Building in London City

Occupy London anti-capitalist protesters said they moved into an abandoned office building in Britain’s main financial district until the City of London Corporation publishes its finances.

The protesters are in Roman House in the Barbican area of in London, they said in an e-mailed statement today. The City of London Corporation oversees Britain’s main financial district in the U.K. capital.

“The Corporation has undermined our democracy through the power of its lobbyists and must submit to public scrutiny,” supporter Bryn Philips said in the statement. “If the City agrees to publish its City Cash Accounts, future and historic, we will leave the building immediately. If it does not, we will take appropriate action until such time as it does.”

The City of London is “disappointed” by the protests, a spokesman said.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ambereen Choudhury in London at achoudhury@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Edward Evans in London at at eevans3@bloomberg.net

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