Day of Demos for AstraZeneca & BarclaysTagged as: animal_liberation hls shac social_struggles vivisection
Friday, 1st May
AstraZeneca were holding their AGM (Annual General Meeting) in London today, so we decided to pay them a visit and tell their shareholders exactly what kind of company they were investing in.
The AGM didn't start until the afternoon, so we began the day at their offices on Stanhope Gate to get them warmed up.
Luckily for Barclays, they have a branch on Park Lane, at the end of Stanhope Gate, so we walked the 100 yards or so to inform their customers and workers of who Barclays invest in.
The Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square were hosting the AstraZeneca AGM, so we met with others and headed there next. Having been told by officers that we would be moved on from the premises if we used our megaphone, we continued with the demo, leaflets and placards in hands, our voices loud enough to get the attention of those entering the building. Passers-by and those going in took leaflets and were very interested to find out why we outside a hotel protesting against animal abuse. When we explained, they were supportive and asked for more information.
Definitely a worthwhile demo. Loud, visual and informative. We stayed for around an hour and a half to ensure that everyone going in for the meeting had seen and heard us before going to Barclays at Piccadilly Circus for a surprise demo. Quite a crowd gathered as we talked about their involvement in animal abuse. Barclays Bank - no ethics, no morals, plenty of demos.
The day almost over, we went back to AstraZeneca to meet the workers on the way out. Early morning and late afternoon demos are great because you to get to talk to the workers and offer them leaflets personally, instead of them being told about us from their management. After a lot of support and interest, we finished for the day.
Back to the City next week. See you there.
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