FSA chief agrees to meet Occupy activists

PROTESTERS from Occupy London have won a meeting with Hector Sants, the chief executive of the Financial Services Authority.

Members of the group are due to meet Sants at St Ethelburga’s Tent, at the Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, on Bishopsgate on Wednesday.

It is part of London Connection, a series of events on finance and ethics initiated by Dr Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London.

Dr Chartres and Ken Costa, the former Lazard International chairman who is now advising the Church of England on ethics and the City, will also take part in the private session.

Meanwhile the protesters said they plan to hold an “Occupy Everywhere” event on 15 December to mark two months since they set up camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral, inspired by Occupy Wall Street.

It comes after a US federal judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order to block Oklahoma City from forcibly ousting Occupy protesters from a downtown park where they have bought daily permits to stay after hours.

Protesters argue they have a constitutional right to assemble peacefully in the park all day and night.