From The Daily Mail:
Staff at St Paul’s have been forced to clear up human waste inside the cathedral, it emerged today.
They have made several trips with mops to remove the mess found on a carpet inside the church near the West Steps - just yards from the anti-capitalist protest camp.
One cleric furious at the use of the building ‘as a latrine’ said: ‘ This is desecration of a very holy place. it hurts me and it hurts the staff.
Protest camp: Masked demonstrators outside St Paul’s Cathedral which has been daubed and human waste left inside the building
The cathedral workers have met senior clergy to vent their feelings over the clean-up.
St Paul’s has blamed ‘hangers on’ and not protesters at the tented camp which closed one of London’s most iconic attractions for a number of days last month.
Cathedral spokesman, The Rev Rob Marshall, told the Sunday Times: ‘We are aware of these kind of problems and raising them in our daily talks with camp members who we are not presuming at all are responsible.’
Two senior clerics have quit since the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp was set up on October 15 as part of a global campaign against corporate greed.
The cathedral was shut on health and safety grounds, but reopened on October 27.
Today shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander said the cathedral was wrong to shut its doors. He claimed the job of the church was not just to ‘comfort the afflicted, but afflict the comfortable.’
WE WERE CALLED BABY KILLERS SAYS POPPY SELLER
Poppy sellers were branded ‘baby killers’ by anti-capitalist protestors outside St Paul’s.
They were insulted after after refusing to hand over a free box of the poppies so the demonstrators could distribute in the camp.
Former soldier Stephen Newson told the Sunday Express: ‘It was shameful to be called baby killers but the squaddies showed restraint and ignored them.’
The Royal British Legion normally makes as much as £100,000 a year by selling poppies on the front steps of the church.
But this year takings are dramatically down. Mr Newson, 51, who was injured in the 1982 Regent’s Park IRA bomb blast, said: ‘This is hitting us hard.’
A camp spokesman said the slur was ‘unlikely’ to have been made by official camp protesters.
Speaking to Jeremy Vine, on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Mr Alexander said the demonstrators were speaking to a ‘general unease’ in the country.
Meanwhile, vandals have spray painted ’666′ next to the main entrance.The provocative ‘number of the beast’ was daubed in silver paint on a wall to the left-hand side of the Christopher Wren masterpiece.
It was painted at head height in the middle of a silver painted heart near to the entrance and tagged LCDG! with an anarchist logo.
Protesters were pictured trying to scrub off the paint but were told to stop in case they damaged the building.
Worshippers and visitors to the historic place of worship, outside where anti-capitalist protesters are camping, reacted with outrage.
June Burton, who has been worshipping at the Cathedral since she began working in the City in the 1970s, said: ‘It’s absolutely disgusting. There are no words really to say, just disgusting.’
Referring to the protest camp, the 69-year-old, from Essex, added: ‘The whole thing is unbelievable.
‘Where is it going to end? It’s an absolute eyesore.’
Tourist Ian Tomson, 59, from Melbourne in Australia, said: ‘I am not a Christian, but I find it horrendous – the devil’s number on the church.’
Photographer Will Hilton, 26 from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, who is camping with and documenting the protest, said: ‘I don’t like it.
‘We should be respectful to the Cathedral. I think most people are. But there are always people that take it too far.’
Annabel Watson, 75, from Devon, said: ‘It’s terrible, but I feel people are doing it to discredit these people.