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REGULAR LONDON PROTESTS CONTINUE
Friday, 5th November
London activists started their day of protests at the financial lender of HLS - Fortress Investment Group at 5 Savile Row, London, W1 and despite the annoying police inspector who spend most of his time hassling peaceful activists. We got your message across to Fortress, that we are not going away while they are the main financial reason HLS continue to kill and torture animals.
While we had been at Fortress, other activists had been having a loud and spirited protest at HIG Capital Europe, 25 St George Street, London, W1. As owners of Amerijet, one of the few airlines that profit from transporting animals to laboratories. Amerijet fly thousands of primates for vivisection each year and activists were outside their offices to remind them of the conscequeneces of their actions.
As most airlines across the world refuse to be involved in the transport of animals for laboratory experiments, it is only a matter of time before HIG Capital / Amerijet follow suite and we will continue to put pressure on this greedy, disgusting company and airline until they pull out for good.
Then it was a 20 minute tube journey to the financial district of London to JP Morgan at 125 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5AJ as they are one of the top four shareholders of Fortress Investment Group. A very loud and focused demo ensued during this busy lunch time period, getting the message across to the many JP Morgan workers what their company are involved with. As usual many flyers were handed out with support from the staff and passers by. After about an hour we moved on, but pledged to keep coming nback to JP Morgan until they ditched their blood money shares in Fortress.
Activists then moved outside Bank of America at Merrill Lynch Financial Centre, 100 Newgate Street/2 King Edward Street, London to remind them that while they have shares 8 million in Fortress and also recently lent $280 million to Fortress, they will continue to be a target for this campaign.
Last stop of the day was Nomura's UK HQ offices at One Angel Lane, off Upper Thames Street, London, EC4R 3AB. We arrived just as Nomura workers were starting to leave the offices for the weekend and used this opportunity to highlight Nomura's collaboration with Fortress and HLS. Nomura are the largest shareholder with over 120 million shares, along with other stocks in Fortress, sharing directors with them AND lending money for the purchase of Fortress' offices in London - Nomura are a major financial collaborator of Fortress. They have a great deal of influence and we call on Nomura to put pressure of Fortress to pull out of their loan with HLS or dump Fortress.
We will never back down or leave companies alone while they continue to invest and profit from this gross animal abuse inside HLS.