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ASTRAZENECA'S SHAREHOLDERS HAVE MORE PROTESTS IN LONDON
Friday, 2nd September
Another day of protests against AstraZeneca’s main shareholders: BlackRock, Invesco, Legal & General and Axa, who partly own the discreditted pharmaceutical company, therefore they do have influence on AstraZeneca’s decisions.
We met at 11:00am and went to Legal & General Investment Management at 1 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AA (Tel: 020 3124 3000 and 0800 027 7169), an immoral company that also funds cluster bombs (http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-1682270/UK-banks-cluster-bomb-shame.html) as well as cruel, pointless animal experiments. The protestors gave speeches on the megaphone naming and shaming them for investing in the murder of thousands of innocent animals and humans every single day of the week. We made sure everybody inside and outside Legal & General offices could listen clearly our message.
After about 40 minutes protesting we went to Invesco Perpetual at 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG (Tel: 020 7065 4000), we chanted and gave loud speeches naming and shaming them. Many of their employees who were having lunch in the green area couldn’t avoid listening to us. Invesco employees like laughing at us from their windows. Invesco, another “respectable” company, listed in the ‘Hall of Shame’ report by Cluster Munition Coalition.
Shame on you, Invesco employees, making money by investing in the torture and murder of thousands of dogs, cats, monkeys, rabbits, rats and mice. you may earn high salaries but it is undoubtedly blood money.
Oh… how moving and inspiring is that… but despite giving the impression to your customers Axa of being a compassionate and kind company that you pretend to be, we were there for about one hour naming and shaming you for being responsible of the unnecessary death and torture of thousands of sentient and innocent animals at HLS, all dying in pain and loneliness, not quite as ethical as you try to make out, eh?
The fourth protest was at BlackRock at 33 King William Street, London EC4R 9AS. (Tel: 0800 445 522), the largest equity shareholder of AstraZeneca with 160 million shares. BlackRock of course are also known to have invested directly in corporations involved in the production of cluster munitions. This is a great location to protest and we can always count on the great support from the public and employees from the neighboring companies.
We won’t stop fighting until these companies do the right thing and HLS is closed once and for all.