22/02/2012 01:26 GMT

Occupy London: St Paul's Protesters Learn Eviction Decision

Anti-capitalist protesters camping outside St Paul's Cathedral will discover today if they can continue a legal fight for the right to stay.

Protesters lost a battle against eviction in the High Court in January and the Court of Appeal is today due to rule on whether they can launch an appeal.

A High Court judge backed the City of London Corporation's bid to evict protesters from the camp in London, at a hearing in London on January 18.

Justice Lindblom granted orders for possession against the Occupy London protest group and said the local authority's proposed action was "entirely lawful and justified" as well as necessary and proportionate.

Protesters asked three appeal judges headed by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger, for permission to challenge Justice Lindblom's ruling.

Judges heard legal argument at a Court of Appeal hearing in London on 13 February and reserved judgment until today.