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FORTRESS OWNERS HAVE MORE DEMOS IN LONDON
Friday, 9th July
Although some London activists were in Italy at the International Animal Rights Gathering, it did not stop others from continuing to protest outside Legg Mason and Nomura, who are Fortress owners.
We started the protest at Legg Mason, which is based at 75 King William Street. They are the largest Fortress shareholder, with over 7 million shares. We informed people about Legg Mason not only funding animal cruelty, but also funding the production of cluster bombs, which kill and injure thousands of civilians in countries like the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Iraq, Afghanistan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon, Israel and Georgia.
The ‘decent looking suits’ from Legg Mason’s employees will not ever disguise their thirst for greed, power and money, no matter if it comes from funding animal torture or the production of cluster bombs.
During the protest, two workers who were delivering groceries to the offices came to support our cause and offered us some; a nice gesture from beautiful people who believe in solidarity and compassion.
Then we protested outside Nomura, which is based at 1 St Martins Le Grand, near St Paul's tube station. We were chanting while dozens of employees were coming outside for their break. Keeping still and staring at us, we took the opportunity to hand out leaflets and inform them why we were there. To our surprise, some of them did not know that Nomura own 15% of Fortress; share directors with them, or even the existence of Huntingdon Life Sciences and that Nomura enables HLS to remain open to kill 500 animals ever day.
We will continue the protests until Fortress drop their blood money loan.
For the 500 innocent sentient animals who have been abused, injected, poisoned, burnt, cut open while still alive, mutilated and murdered today just for profit.