The Seige of Fortress continues! On the last day of April, HLS protesters returned to Goldman-Sachs and Nomura, both major stockholders in Fortress. Fortress prevented HLS from going bankrupt with $100M in loans. Also, Bayer, Astra-Zenica, and Sanofi-Aventis received protests over their continuing status as HLS customers
Goldman-Sachs at 101 Contitution Ave was visited first, with one activist getting inside for a short period. Security then became pushy not only inside, but also on the sidewalk. This protest, which began at maybe 7:30 AM, continued for about 40 minutes before everyone went to the offices of Bayer and Astra-Zenica, which share space in 701 Penn Ave. The door was locked, apparently because of an unrelated union protest, but an activist managed to get in by following an employee through the door!
Sanofi-Aventis was next, like Bayer and Astra-Zenica a customer of puppy-killing, monkey-butchering Huntingdon Life Sciences.
Finally the offices of Nomura(In the old Washington star building at 1101 Penn Ave NW) received a protest, this time entering the lobby and being escorted out. last week they reached the office as they were not expected. Nomura owns 15% of Fortress, and unless either they dump Fortress or Fortress dumps HLS, they will continue to receive protests.