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OSLO (Reuters) – Protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion blocked access to Norway’s central bank on Friday, demanding that its $1 trillion (£788.6 billion) wealth fund, the world’s largest, should stop investing in companies that burn coal.

Around 10 protesters blocked the main entrance to Norges Bank and its NBIM asset management arm, carrying banners and spray-painting slogans on windows.

Seeking to draw attention to what they call “ineffective measures against climate change”, the demonstrators also plan wider actions against the government in a bid to halt Norway’s production of oil and gas, the group said in a statement.

(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis; writing by Terje Solsvik; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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