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Thursday, 5th May

Activists started with a lunchtime demo outside Invesco at 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG (Tel: 020 7065 4000), where many leaflets were given out to the passing public and some of the building users at 30 Finsbury Square who were interested to hear about Invesco's unethical investments, with one person saying that Invesco have a bad track record for dealing with other dodgy companies. We had 'extra' support for a while when a neighbouring builder on his lunch break joined in with the chanting. After nearly 2 hours there it was time to move on to Legal & General.

Legal & General at Legal & General at 1 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AA (Tel: 020 3124 3000 and 0800 027 7169) were next, this being a good demo location, with access around the building and many passers by we again gave out many leaflets and had pictures taken by the public asking about the protest (and also a journalist from 'What Investment', see his report here). Legal & General's security stopped everyone going into their building and questioned them and asked for id. Surely it would be less embarrassing for you L&G to just stop making money out of unethical companies. As you are effectively a part owner of AstraZeneca, you have a great del of influence over what AZ do and you should urge AZ to stop using the multiple exposed HLS or sell your shares in AstraZeneca.

We then moved onto Axa at 7 Newgate Street London, EC1A 7NX (Tel: 020 7003 1000), where the Investment Managers offices are located. AXA IM have changed their ways before with public pressure when they sold their shares in HLS a couple of years ago. Now its time to do the same with AstraZeneca. AXA, you know we will not stop until you stop dealing in the vivisection industries' Victorian pseudoscience and animal abuse. To all shareholders of AstraZeneca, we're not going away and we will keep at it until you do the right thing. Don't forget hundreds of other companies have seen sense over the years and have stopped dealing with HLS and their customers, surely that tells you something?

Until all are free

SHAC London


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