Following a presentation of the letter from the Dean of the cathedral where he set out his reasons for taking the unprecedented step of closing the Cathedral, and the reading of the OccupyLSX press release initial response, the assembly had discussed in small groups the course of action. Later there were passionate contributions during the report backs with many questioning the official line from the Dean over health and safety.
Some said obviously that it would look bad with the cathedral closing, but that it was necessary to challenge this notion. There was overwhelming support for the camp to remain and to use the events planned over the weekend to highlight the issues behind the protest. There was consensus and a big cheer when they agreed to stay over the next days and try and resolve the situation.