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ASTRAZENECA SHAREHOLDERS HAVE MORE PROTESTS IN LONDON

Thursday, 6th October

Legal & General, Invesco, Axa and BackRock are responsible for investing in the death of 500 animals and hundreds of humans every single day.

They could avoid investing in the discredited pharma company AstraZeneca, but they are just concerned about what the business section of the paper says. They don’t care if they invest in a pharma company who kill thousands of animals to pass their drugs onto the market, making ill and murdering thousands of humans at the same time. They are not worried about investing in oil companies that ignore the essential reductions in carbon emissions to avoid an catastrophe.

They don’t care if they invest in companies that produce cluster munitions killing people during and long after the conflict has ended. http://www.justinvest.net.au/2011/04/is-your-super-fund-supporting-cluster-bombs/). They just care about money, blood money.

We determined to name and shame these despicable companies, urging them to sell their shares in AstraZeneca for ethical reasons.

We first visited Legal & General Investment Management at 1 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AA (Tel: 020 3124 3000 and 0800 027 7169).

After one hour protesting we went to Invesco Perpetual at 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG (Tel: 020 7065 4000), where not only we protested outside the company, but also passed our message to Invesco employees who were enjoying their breaks in the park next to the offices.

Later we went to AXA's UK HQ, at 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD (Tel: 020 7920 5900), were we were about another hour.

And finally we finished the protests visiting BlackRock at 33 King William Street, London EC4R 9AS. (Tel: 0800 445 522), the largest equity shareholder of AstraZeneca with 160 million shares. BlackRock's relationship with AstraZeneca is like the relationship between Nomura and Fortress Investment Group and we will continue to follow the blood money and the investment companies that prop up this abuse.

One more day, other 500 hundred terrified dogs, rats, monkeys, rabbits, cats and mice have been tortured in vain inside HLS. Another day of protests naming and shaming these morally bankrupt companies. Nothing is going to stop us to let them know what we think about their businesses.

Until all cages are empty.

SHAC London

 


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