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Climate activists to protest at Blackrock in London

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Climate activists to protest at Blackrock in London
FILE PHOTO: A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building in New York U.S., July 16, 2018. To match Special Report USA-FUNDS/INDEX REUTERS/Lucas Jackson   -   Copyright  Lucas Jackson(Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) – Climate activists will target BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, on Friday by dumping ashes at its London office in a bid to draw attention to what it said was the destruction that the company wreaks in the Amazon basin.

“Activists will dump a pile of wood ashes (waste collected from pizza ovens and woodburning stoves) in front of BlackRock’s entrance doors,” Extinction Rebellion said.

“They will then put on a carnival of flames and ashes with chaotic dance performances, fire-jugglers, musicians, speakers from multiple groups, giving a personal account of the fate their communities and territories face when daily attacked by extrativist industries,” the group said.

Blackrock could not be reached for immediate comment.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)