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FORTRESS SHAREHOLDER & HLS CUSTOMER DEMOS IN DC
Sunday, 18th July
At least 30 protesters descended on the homes of Keith Carr (Legg Mason) and John Richardson (Abbott Fund) to protest their role as executives of corporations crucial to the continued existence of puppy-killing Huntingdon Life Sciences.
This was the second of two days of protests at the homes of executives with ties to puppy-killing Huntingdon Life Sciences. The first round was in the Friendship Heights area on Saturday, July 17th.
Keith Carr is an executive with Legg Mason, which owns 1/6 of all shares in Fortress. Loans and loan rescheduling from Fortress are the reason HLS still exists today. Therefore, all executives with Fortress' own investors are subject to the "Siege of Fortress," the campaign to force Fortress to call in the loans and sink HLS forever.
Four or five cop cars showed up at the protest against Keith Carr, but took no adverse action.
Next, protesters marched into Georgetown to the home of John Richardson, President of Abbott Fund. Abbott, the Big Pharma that Abbott Fund lobbies for, is a notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences customer. Again, for as long as I was present the cops seemed to be on their best behavior, watching but taking no action as there was no illegal activity of any kind for them to act against.
Wealthy Georgetown residents do not seem to like protesters, and
one of them came outside aggressively videotaping protesters and
screaming for cops. In a prior protest at the same address, he reportedly broke another protest photographer's camera and specially went after woman protesters specifically.